The Africa Cup of Nations 2024 is the 34th edition of the tournament hosted by Ivory Coast. In this article, we look at the predictions for the AFCON results for the 2024 tournament.
AFCON Group Results 2024
The AFCON 2024 tournament will be played by 24 teams who will win in the AFCON qualifiers. Ivory Coast, as the host country, has an automatic qualification but will play in the qualifying stage to determine the placing of the other teams in the same group stage.
How the tournament works is that every team that qualifies is placed in 6 groups with 4 teams each. The teams must play three fixtures against the other three and get points depending on the match’s outcome.
A win is 3 points, a draw is 1 point, and a loss is 0 points. At the end of the third match, the points awarded will be counted, and the winner and runner-up in each group will be automatically qualified for the round of 16.
Then 4 the third-placed teams will join the 12 qualified teams. These 4 teams must have the highest point when ranked with the 6 other teams.
Below we analyse the teams playing in the different AFCON groups for the Africa Cup of Nations for 2024. These predictions will be useful for AFCON betting.
AFCON Results for Zambia
The Chipopolo of Zambia has played in 17 AFCON tournaments out of the 33 times it has held. So they have only played half the times the tournament has been held.
In these 17 times, the team has won the AFCON tournament once, come runners-up twice, and come third place 3 times.
The Zambian team took the silver medal in 1974 and 1994. They took the bronze medal in 1982, 1990, and 1996.
In 2012 when the Zambian team won the AFCON finals, they defeated the current hosts, Ivory Coast, in the final game 8-7 on penalties after the match had ended in a goalless draw.
Despite their stellar performance in 2012, the team has not been able to move past the group stage in 2013 and 2015 and has been unable to qualify for the competition in 2017, 2019 and 2021.
However, for the AFCON 2024, the team is on the verge of qualifying for the tournament. They are second in Group H, behind Ivory Coast on 9 points, and the third team is on 3 points.
Barring any extraordinary circumstances, the team will play in AFCON 2024, Ivory Coast, in January 2024.
AFCON Results for Zambia
We analyse the performance of the Chipoplolo of Zambia for the past 5 tournaments of the AFCON.
The Zambian team didn’t qualify for the tournament in 2021 held in Cameroon; they came third in Group H behind Algeria and Zimbabwe with 7 points in the qualifying stage.
The team didn’t also qualify for the AFCON 2019 held in Egypt. They came fourth in Group K behind Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, and Mozambique in the qualifying stage.
The team didn’t qualify for AFCON 2017, held in Gabon. They came third in Group E in the qualifying stage behind Guinea-Bissau and Congo with 7 points.
The team qualified for the competition in 2015 after coming second in the qualifying stage in Group F with 11 points behind Cape Verde.
However, they were eliminated in the group stage in Group B, losing once and drawing twice. They ended the 2015 AFCON 2015 campaign with 2 points.
The Zambian team qualified for the competition in 2013. The team was drawn in Group C, with Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
The tournament’s first game was against Ethiopia, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The next game was against Nigeria, also a 1-1 draw.
They ended the 2013 AFCON tournament by playing a goalless draw against Burkina-Faso, bringing their points to 3.
This group-stage elimination comes just a year after their historic win over Ivory Coast in the 2012 Final.
To conclude this article on the AFCON results for the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations, we answer some questions about the tournament.
There have been 15 winners of the Africa Cup of Nations. The winning countries include Egypt(7), Cameroon(5), Ghana(4), Nigeria(3), Ivory Coast(2), Algeria(1), DR Congo(1), Zambia(1), Tunisia(1), Sudan(1), Senegal(1), Ethiopia(1), Morroco(1), South Africa(1), and Congo(1).
The number of teams that can qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations 2024 is 24.
Zambia won the Africa Cup of Nations once in the 2012 edition hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. They have also come runners-up 2 times and taken the third-place trophy 3 times.
Few countries are favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations 2024. The first is the current holder of the cup, Senegal.
Then also the Pharaohs of Egypt, who have won the cup a record seven times. Ivory Coast, as the host country, poses a strong challenge.
Others include Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana.