Sunday, 09 January 2022 04:51

AFCON confirm terms how teams will cope with absentees due to Covid-19

AFCON 2021 begins on Sunday January 9 when hosts Cameron face Burkina Faso in Group A at 4pm; Abati Media will report all 52 games throughout the competition; tournament concludes with the final on Sunday February 6

Cameroon's match against Burkina Faso on Sunday, will start the tournament, which features 52 fixtures, and the rules have been clarified about how teams will cope with absentees due to Covid-19.

Countries will be forced to play a match if they have a minimum of 11 players who have tested negative, with an outfield player from the squad filling in for the goalkeeper if the goalkeeper is unavailable.

Any country that does not have a minimum of 11 players will be regarded to have lost the match by a score of 0-2.

The organizers have said that each team will be allowed to deploy a maximum of five players, with a total of three substitution opportunities during the game.
Teams will be permitted one additional substitution and will have one further substitution chance if extra time is used.

When the competition was moved to Egypt in 2019, Algeria won the title with a 1-0 final victory over Senegal.

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