Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Bafana Bafana © Gallo Images

Afcon Group A permutations



All four teams in Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations have a chance of making the quarterfinals when the final fixtures are staged on Sunday.

Leaders South Africa face Morocco at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and surprise side Cape Verde tackle last-place Angola at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The Group A winners face the Group B runners-up – most likely the Democratic Republic of Congo or Mali – in Durban on February 2 and the runners-up travel to Port Elizabeth to meet the Group B winners –probably Ghana – the same day.

South Africa (4 pts/plus 2 goal difference)

Win: Finish top of table
Draw: Qualify and stay top of the table unless Cape Verde win and finish with superior goal difference or more goals scored
Loss: Would still qualify as runners-up on head-to-head rule if Angola win, or Cape Verde draw, but go out if Cape Verde win

Cape Verde (2 pts/level)

Win: Would qualify as group winners or runners-up
Draw: Would go through if Morocco lose, but second place would be settled by goals scored, disciplinary records or drawing of lots if Morocco also draw
Loss: Eliminated

Morocco (2 pts/level)

Win: Would qualify as group winners or runners-up
Draw: Eliminated if Cape Verde or Angola win -- if Cape Verde draw, second place settled by goals scored, disciplinary records or drawing of lots
Loss: Eliminated

Angola (1 pt/ minus 2)

Win: Only hope of survival, and even maximum points not enough if South Africa lose as hosts would advance on head-to-head rule
Draw: Eliminated
Loss: Eliminated

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...