RELIVE: Draw of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Wednesday's draw of the 2017 Africa Nations Cup

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Oct 2016,
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Thank you for following our live updates of the 2017 African Cup of Nations draw!

Group A: Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau

Group B: Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Zimbabwe 

Group C: Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Morocco, Togo

Group D: Ghana, Mali, Egypt, Uganda 

20:25 The draw is underway 

20:17 CAF secretary general Hicham El Amrani takes to the stage to present the draw. 

20:15 The musical performances are still on display. 

19:50 CAF President Hayatou takes to the stage to speak about the draw. 

19:45 Highlights from previous African Cups are displayed on the screen. 

19:45 The draw procedures are preceded by some musical performances. 

19:30 The ceremony begins! 

19:30 CAF president Issa Hayatou arrives at the hall where the draw is taking place. We are minutes away from the start of the draw procedures.  

19:00 Who do you expect will be drawn with Egypt? 

18:00 Around an hour and a half before the draw takes place, stay tuned! 

16:15 The top seeds are Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Algeria.

16:00 They were seeded third along with Cameroon, Senegal and Morocco, meaning the four continent heavyweights will not face each other in the group stage.

15:30 Egypt will make a record-extending 23rd Nations Cup appearance, having missed out on only eight tournaments including the 2012, 2013 and 2015 editions after being dearly affected by political turmoil in the country.

15:00 Egypt qualified after topping a three-team group featuring Nigeria and Tanzania, with Argentinean coach Hector Cuper fulfilling his first task at the helm.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is holding the draw of the 2017 Africa Nations Cup in Libreville at 17:30 GMT (19:30 Cairo local time).

Egypt, record holders with seven titles, are returning to the next January's African Cup of Nations taking place in Gabon- for the first time since 2010.

The full pots:                                 
Pot 1:
Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria
Pot 2: Tunisia, Mali, Burkina Faso, DR Congo
Pot 3: Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt
Pot 4: Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Guinea Bissau

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Group A W D L P
2 1 0 7
Burkina Faso
1 1 1 4
Cape Verde
1 1 1 4
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
1 2 0 5
1 1 1 4
1 1 1 4
1 0 2 3
Group C W D L P
2 1 0 7
1 2 0 5
1 0 2 3
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
3 0 0 9
2 0 1 6
0 1 2 1
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group E W D L P
Cote d Ivoire
2 1 0 7
Equatorial Guinea
2 0 1 6
Sierra Leone
0 2 1 2
0 1 2 1
Group F W D L P
2 1 0 7
2 1 0 7
1 0 2 3
0 0 3 0