Soccer and Nationalism in Africa


Discussion and viewing of the African Cup of Nations semi-final match and preview of the final to be discussed on Friday, February 10.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
1209B Bunche Hall
1st floor, near Palm Court
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Egypt or Senegal vs. Côte d'Ivoire or Nigeria

Learn about the importance of soccer in Africa and the intense nationalism associated with the sport.

What:  Soccer and Nationalism in Africa - Discussion and Africa Cup of Nations Semi-Final Match and Final

When: 
Wednesday, February 8   --   5:30 PM, 1209B Bunche Hall, 1st floor near the Geography Dept. display cases
Friday, February 10   --   7 PM -- 100 Moore Hall

Cost:  Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8; for map, visit www.ucla.edu/map/
Parking for 1209B Bunche is lot 3; parking for 100 Moore Hall is lot 2.

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The 25th African Cup of Nations 2006
January 20 - February 10, Finals, Egypt
2004 Champions -- Tunisia (defeated Morocco)

Results of the draw:
Group A:  Egypt (hosts), Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Morocco
Group B:  Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo
Group C:  Guinea, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia
Group D:  Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe
 
Match winners listed in blue:

Group Rounds - Group A
Jan 20  Egypt v Libya  --  Egypt
Jan 21  Morocco v Côte d'Ivoire  --  Cote d'Ivoire 
Jan 24  Libya v Côte d'Ivoire -- Côte d'Ivoire
Jan 24  Egypt v Morocco  --  0 - 0  no winner
Jan 28  Egypt  v Côte d'Ivoire  --  Egypt
Jan 28  Libya v Morocco  --  0 - 0  no winner

Group B 
Jan 21 Cameroon  v Angola --  Cameroon
Jan 21 Togo  v DR Congo --  DR Congo
Jan 25  Angola v DR Congo  --  0 - 0  no winner
Jan 25 Cameroon  v Togo  --  Cameroon
Jan 29 Angola  v Togo  --  Angola
Jan 29 Cameroon  v DR Congo  --  Cameroon

Group C
Jan 22 Tunisia v Zambia  --  Tunisia
Jan 22 South Africa v Guinea  --  Guinea
Jan 26 Zambia  v Guinea  --  Guinea
Jan 26 Tunisia  v South Africa   --  Tunisia
Jan 30 Tunisia  v Guinea   --  Guinea
Jan 30 Zambia  v South Africa  --  Zambia

Group D
Jan 23 Nigeria  v Ghana  --  Nigeria
Jan 23 Zimbabwe  v Senegal  --  Zimbabwe
Jan 27 Ghana  v Senegal  --  Ghana
Jan 27 Nigeria  v Zimbabwe  --  Nigeria
Jan 31 Nigeria  v Senegal  --  Nigeria
Jan 31 Ghana  v Zimbabwe  --  Zimbabwe

Qualifiers for the Quarter final
Feb  3  -  Match 1:  Winner A vs. Runner-up B  --  Egypt v. DR Congo
Feb  3  -  Match 2:  Winner C vs. Runner-up D  --  Guinea v. Senegal
Feb  4  -  Match 3:  Winner B vs. Runner-up A  --  Cameroon v. Côte d'Ivoire
Feb  4   - Match 4:  Winner D vs. Runner-up C  --  Nigeria v. Tunisia

Semi-finals
Feb 7 -- Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2  --  Egypt vs. Senegal
Feb 7 -- Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4  --  Côte d'Ivoire vs. Nigeria

Third place play-off -- Feb 9
Final -- Feb 10

Source:  http://www.sportscheduler.co.sz/afnationscup.htm

 


Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $8.

For more information please contact:

James S. ColemanAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686

africa@international.ucla.edu


www.international.ucla.edu/africa


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, African Activist Association, Ufahamu, A Journal of African Studies