Africa Cup of Nations: All set for Morocco 2025 preliminary draw


The anticipation for the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025 is already building up as the preliminary draw is set to take place on Tuesday, 20th February 2024, in Cairo, Egypt. With the conclusion of the 34th edition of the tournament, all eyes are now on the next edition which promises to be thrilling.

Scheduled for 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT), the draw will determine the matchups for the preliminary round involving the eight lowest-ranked teams according to the FIFA ranking. Among these teams are Somalia, Djibouti, Sao Tome, Chad, Mauritius, South Sudan, Liberia, and Eswatini.

The preliminary round matches will follow a home and away format within the FIFA Window of 18th to 26th March 2024. The four victorious teams from this round will advance to join the 44 exempted teams in the group stage.

In the draw procedures, the 52 engaged teams will be divided into pots, with the lowest-ranked eight teams in one pot and the remaining teams in another. Teams from each pot will be paired up, with the first ball drawn from Pot 1 playing against the first ball drawn from Pot 2. The first leg of each matchup will be played at the home venue of the team from Pot 1.

As excitement mounts for the journey towards the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025, fans eagerly await the outcome of the draw, which will set the stage for the preliminary battles to come.

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