Tie-breakers for group stage & determination of 4 best third place teams


The final day matches of the group stage of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 gets underway today as the race for places at knockout stages gathers momentum. 

In summary, the Round of 16 will be made up of top two teams from each group and the best four third place teams.

Ahead of the ultimate day matches, host Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria and Morocco are the four teams to have secured their places at the Round of 16. They will be joined by 12 other teams for the knockout stages including the best four placed teams. 

It is the first time the third placed teams will qualify to the next stage of the premier continental Championship, and it is due to the expansion to 24 teams.

To know more about criteria for the qualification and scenarios for determination of the four best third place teams, please click here