http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/2002/08/27/africa_rdp The host for the 2006 African Nations Cup finals will be decided by CAF in October. The four finalists are Egypt, Liberia, Algeria and Ivory Coast. The heavy favorite has to be Egypt, if by process of elimination. Surely if there's any sanity in CAF headquarters in Cairo, Liberia and Algeria must have no chance, given that the former is in full fledged civil war and the latter is a low-level civil war/terrorist bombings situation. Ivory Coast has had problems since the installation of a democratic civilian government but the recent incorporation of a main opposition party into a national unity government should stablize things. I give Ivory Coast an outside chance because with Tunisia hosting CAN 2004, CAF might not want to give consecutive tournaments to the same region. (Although West Africa hosted three consecutive CANs in 1998, 2000 and 2002, the 2000 edition was originally awarded to Zimbabwe before Bob Mugabe commenced destroying the country).