News that will please Watford.
The African Football Confederation announced on Wednesday that the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, to be held in Ivory Coast, will take place in the summer, from June 23 to July 23. Blame it no doubt on the various European clubs who were very reluctant to release their players in the middle of the season for this CAN 2021. Despite the high temperatures at this time of year, CAF decided that the 34and edition of the competition will take place at the end of the European championships, as is already the case for the Euro or the Copa América.
The draw for the preliminary qualifying round for CAN 2023 will be made on January 21 in Douala, Cameroon. The federating body of African football also communicated the dates of the holding of the other continental competitions of the same year. Thus Algeria will host the African Nations Championship (CHAN) from January 8 to 31, 2023 and the CAN U17 from April 8 to 30.
Hard blow for the referees victims of sunstroke.