FIFA president Infatino to attend AFCON 2019 opening ceremony: EFA

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 20 Jun 2019,
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chairman Hani Abo-Rida announced Thursday that FIFA president Gianni Infantino will attend the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) opening ceremony that takes place at Cairo International Stadium on Friday.

"FIFA president Infantino informed me that he will attend the Nations Cup opening ceremony and the opening game between Egypt and Zimbabwe," Abo-Rida told EFA's official website.

Egypt face Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium in their opening match.

They will also meet Uganda and DR Congo in Group A of the expanded 24-team tournament.

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Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
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Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
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Mauritania
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Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
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Benin
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Guinea Bissau
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