The African Cup of Nations is one of the most popular competitions in international football. Every other January, football fans, not just in Africa but around the world, get a taste of the very best that African football has to offer.
The African Cup of Nations features some of the world’s top footballers, like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, and Michael Essien, and with world-class names like those in action, there’s plenty of interest far and wide in watching live African Cup of Nations games online.
African Cup Of Nations Past And Present
The African Cup of Nations was first held in Sudan in 1957, with Egypt winning in what was a three-team tournament. Starting in 1968, the tournament has been held every two years, and in 1996, it was expanded to its current 16-team format. The host country automatically earns a place in each tournament, and starting with the 2006 African Cup of Nations, the defending champion has to fight for one of the remaining tournament berths.
Egypt come into the 2010 African Cup of Nations as two-time defending champions, and they are bidding to both extend their current record of six titles and to become the first nation to win the tournament three times in a row.
While Egypt look to make history, there are several other talent-laden sides looking to block their path and achieve glory themselves, and with so much at stake, there’s no need to miss out on any of the live African Cup of Nations action that Live Sport Network has on offer.