2025 Africa Cup of Nations
The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2025 or CAN 2025) is scheduled to be the 35th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Guinea, for the first time in the nation's history. The tournament will take place in June and July, having been moved from the previous January window since the 2019 edition to reduce scheduling conflicts with European club seasons.
|Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2025|
|Dates||June – July 2025|
|Teams||24 (expected) (from 1 confederation)|
On 30 November 2018, CAF stripped Cameroon from hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. However, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad told Cameroon accepted to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Consequently, Ivory Coast, original hosts of 2021, would host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, and Guinea, original hosts of 2023, would host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
The following teams have qualified for the tournament.
at start of event
|Guinea||Hosts||8 January 2019||14th or 15th
(may still qualify in 2023)
|2021 or 2023||Runners-up (1976)|
|Number of Stadiums||Capacity |
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