Today’s AFCON 2022 Soccer Matches: Schedule, TV Schedule, US & Canada Match Results

The matches of the first day of the group stage have been completed, and although they were low-scoring, they were also forceful.

Powerful teams like Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon made early statements, while some underdogs also put in solid performances. Egypt had the most disappointing debut, with a less than stellar performance against Nigeria.

Algeria also need more after Sierra Leone surprisingly kept the Fennec Foxes scoreless despite 19 shots in 90 minutes.

MORE: Updated AFCON 2022 group standings

Host Cameroon earned a victory on Thursday to start the second round of group stage matches, while Burkina Faso edged out Cape Verde in the other Group A match of the day.

How to watch AFCON 2022

  • Dates: January 9 to February 6 (52 matches)
  • Times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. ET
  • TV channels: beIN Sports, beIN Sports XTRA
  • Spanish TV: beIN Sports in Spanish, beIN Sports XTRA in Spanish
  • Transmission: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect and other platforms

The AFCON tournament will be carried by beIN Sports in the US and Canada, and coverage will be available in both English and Spanish.

Cable and satellite television channels beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español will broadcast the matches, as will the free channel beIN Sports XTRA. Fans can access all of them on fuboTV, which is available to new users via a free trial.

beIN broadcasts are also available to Fanatiz and YouTube TV users. And since beIN XTRA is free, it’s available on many other streaming platforms, including Roku and Pluto TV.

MORE: Latest AFCON Group Standings, Schedule & Highlights

AFCON 2022 matches today

The second round of the group stage has begun, with Group B and C rising on Friday. Liverpool’s stars took to the field as Guinea’s Naby Keita and Senegal’s Sadio Mane battled to a 0-0 draw, sharing points and first place in Group B. Both teams proved toothless up front in a match dominated by the midfields.

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Gabon will take the field today, with several stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available after a COVID-19 lockdown. They take on Ghana in a heavyweight battle in the afternoon.

Next AFCON schedule: Friday, January 14

Coincide Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Senegal 0, Guinean 0
(B Group)
Reflexes
Malawi vs. Zimbabwe
(B Group)
11am be IN XTRA
beIN XTRA Spanish
fuboTV
Morocco vs Comoros
(Group C)
11am
Gabon vs. Ghana
(Group C)
14:00 be IN XTRA
beIN XTRA Spanish
fuboTV

Next AFCON schedule: Saturday, January 15

Coincide Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Nigeria vs. Sudan
(Group D)
11am Determined fuboTV
Guinea-Bissau vs. Egypt
(Group D)
14:00 Determined fuboTV

AFCON Results: Thursday, January 13

The second round of group stage matches began on Thursday, with Cameroon scoring goals at will. Vincent Aboubakar scored a pair to give him four goals in the tournament already in just two games. The middle of Group A is in disarray, with Burkina Faso and Cape Verde on three points after two games.

MORE: Controversy surrounds Mali’s finale against Tunisia on Wednesday.

Coincide
Cameroon 4, Ethiopia one
(Group A)
Reflexes
Cape Verde 0, Burkina Faso one
(Group A)
Reflexes

MORE: Updated AFCON 2022 schedule, results and highlights

AFCON 2022 Tournament Format

Like other continental championships and World Cup tournaments, the Africa Cup of Nations begins with a group stage, followed by knockout rounds until the final.

  • Group stage: January 9-20
  • round of 16: January 23-26
  • Quarter finals: January 29-30
  • Semifinals: February 2 and 3
  • Third place: February 6th
  • Final: February 6th

The 24 nations are divided into six groups of four nations each. At the end of round-robin pool play, with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss, the top two teams in each pool based on points (and tiebreakers, if necessary) advance to the round of 16. The remaining places in the round of 16 will be occupied by the four best third-placed teams.

A predetermined knockout group will be played until the final. If any knockout match ends in a draw after 90 minutes, the teams will play 30 minutes of extra time. If the tie persists, a shootout of penalty kicks will determine the team to follow. The match for third place is the only one that would skip extra time and go straight to a penalty shootout in the event of a draw.

For the first time in the competition’s history, all 52 matches will feature the use of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

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Who will win AFCON 2022?

Judging by the odds from BetMGM, we could be in another Senegal-Algeria final. Nations were given the lowest odds of winning it all and their odds only got lower in the week before AFCON started. Senegal has a slight advantage over defending champion Algeria.

It’s no surprise to see some of the other traditional African powerhouses in the top 10 list of nations most likely to win it, but based on the movement of the odds, it seems punters have been fading Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia to head. above.

Nation BetMGM Odds
Senegal +350 (from +550)
Algeria +450 (from +600)
Ivory Coast +750 (no change)
Egypt +800 (from +600)
Cameroon +850 (from +800)
Morocco +850 (from +900)
Nigeria +1000 (from +800)
Mali +1600 (from +2200)
Ghana +1800 (from +1400)
Tunisia +2200 (from +1600)

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