2004 African Nations Cup draw

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  1. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    in Tunisia

    Group A (at Bizerte, Rades, and Tunis)
    Tunisia
    DR Congo
    Guinea
    Rwanda

    Group B (Bizerte, and Tunis)
    Burkina Faso
    Kenya
    Mali
    Senegal

    Group C (Monastir, Sfax, Sousse)
    Algeria
    Cameroon
    Egypt
    Zimbabwe

    Group D (Monastir, Sfax, Sousse
    Benin
    Morocco
    Nigeria
    South Africa

    Groups A and B certainly look to be the weakest of the four. Tunisia has an easy ride to the next round. Group C and D both look very tough for the respective teams. Group D without a doubt is the toughest group in the ANC. :eek:

    Full schedule
    http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slug=reu-africanationsdraw&prov=reuters&type=lgns

    The Cup starts on Jan 24th.
     
  2. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I'm goign to go out on a limb here and do an arly prediction. :D

    Group A
    1. Tunisia
    2. DR Congo
    3. Guinea
    4. Rwanda

    Group B
    1. Senegal
    2. Mali
    3. Burkina Faso
    4. Kenya

    Group C
    1. Cameroon
    2. Algeria (Dark Horse Special)
    3. Egypt
    4. Zimbabwe

    Group D
    1. South Africa
    2. Morocco
    3. Nigeria
    4. Benin

    QF's

    Mali def. Tunisia
    Senegal def. DR Congo
    Morocco def. Cameroon (Sorry Lions)
    South Africa def. Nigeria

    SF's
    Morocco def. Mali
    Senegal def. South Africa

    3rd place
    South Africa def. Mali

    Final
    Senegal def. Morocco
     
  3. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Mali over Tunisia in the QF? :eek:
     
  4. desertfox2

    desertfox2 Member

    Jul 18, 2000
    Trenton, NJ
    Groups A and B totally favor Tunisia and Senegal and Groups C and D look very tough. I hate to say this but for Zimbabwe and Benin, it's pretty much already over. I know they can't think that way, but in all honesty Benin beating the likes of South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria and Zimbabwe beating Cameroon, Algeria and Egypt is stretching it. Well, here are my predictions:

    Group A
    Tunisia (hosts and will advance)
    DR Congo (usually can advance from the group stage)
    Rwanda (shocked Ghana so they have some talent)
    Guinea (they are horrible away from home)

    Group B
    Senegal (are now experienced and will get out of this group with ease)
    Mali (a solid squad and should finish in second)
    Burkina Faso (has some talent but not enough)
    Kenya (inexperienced and the pressure will get to them)

    Group C
    Cameroon (has a very talented squad and should get out alive)
    Egypt (experienced, and might struggle but should advance)
    Algeria (could make second, but I don't think they will as sometimes their offense is shaky)
    Zimbabwe (newcomer, will play in close games but won't get the results they need)

    Group D
    Morocco (played very well in qualifying and have something to prove)
    South Africa (beat out Ivory Coast and should sneak ahead of Nigeria)
    Nigeria (played mediocre in qualifying and just lost 2 friendlies 3:0)
    Benin (inexperienced and are in way too tough of a group to advance)
     
  5. saabrian

    saabrian Member

    Mar 25, 2002
    Upstate NY
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like how CAF defended the seeding system saying it would help prevent giants playing each other early. Yet they draw a group with Morocco, South Africa and Nigeria, 3 of the top 4 or 5 teams on the continent.

    It will be interesting to see how this CAN shakes out as it's the first since 1996 to be held outside West Africa. And the first in 10 years to be held in North Africa.


    Group A: Tunisia, DR Congo, Guinea, Rwanda

    Hosts Tunisia will win the relatively weak group. The DRC will narrowly edge out Rwanda, who will do themselves credit. Although I'm a huge fan of Guinea, an earlier poster was right: they are horrible away from home. Especially outside West Africa. I can't remember the last competitive game they lost at home, and I've been following them since '95. But their suckiness is proportional to their distance from Conakry.


    Group B: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Senegal

    Senegal and Mali should advance. Though Burkina might pull of a surprise.


    Group C: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Zimbabwe

    Cameroon and Egypt. Probably an easy call. Though north African derbies are always testy affairs so if Algeria gets a result against Egypt, who knows.


    Group D: Benin, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa

    Pity poor debutants Benin, drawn in this group of death. I think Nigeria and Morocco will edge South Africa, if only just.

    QUARTERFINALS
    Tunisia-Mali (a Mali upset wouldn't shock me)
    Senegal-DRC
    Cameroon-Morocco (Maroc always disappoints in the CAN)
    Nigeria-Egypt (Nigeria seem to struggle outside W. Africa)


    SEMIFINALS
    Tunisia-Cameroon
    Senegal-Egypt


    FINAL
    Cameroon-Egypt

    Three-peat for Cameroon
     
  6. Furmanfootball

    Furmanfootball New Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    greenville
    Guyz dont be so quick to shrug of kenya. They have a pretty solid team right now and they have always been close in pulling surprises, and i bet they will finnish second in the group coz they will loose only to senegal and beat both mali and bf( they have beaten bf before u know)
     

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