AFCON 2019: A quick guide
By Guardian Exclusive
20 June 2019 | 5:45 am
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations starts on Friday and GuardianTV takes a look at the cities, stadiums, the national teams, and players that will be participating at Africa's top football tournament.
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