Sixteen Premier League golf equipment and Rangers are set to be impacted by the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February. Who are they? And which players might be absent?
The Africa Cup of Nations will run from January 9 to February 6, with 40 Premier League players probably being known as up for obligation for the match in Cameroon.
Those known as as much as AFCON might miss not less than one Premier League spherical (weekend of January 15/16), the FA Cup third spherical (weekend of January 8) and the Carabao Cup semi-finals (w/c January 3 and January 10) within the best-case state of affairs.
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In December, it was confirmed by the Confederation of African Football [CAF] that players heading to the finals will be allowed to function for his or her golf equipment till January 3.
Many have been set to overlook matches as a result of of the rule that dictates golf equipment should launch players 14 days earlier than a continental championship or the World Cup.
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Algeria beat Senegal 1-0 to win the 2019 match
But CAF has agreed to permit players to look for his or her golf equipment between December 27 and January 3 earlier than becoming a member of up with their nationwide squads for the Cup of Nations finals, which kick off in Cameroon on January 9.
Depending on when golf equipment launch their players, and how match they’re on return, within the worst case, players might miss 4 Premier League rounds, each Carabao Cup semi-finals and each the FA Cup third and fourth rounds.
That might show an issue for groups like Liverpool, who will seemingly see Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita chosen for the match, in addition to Arsenal (5 players), Watford, Crystal Palace and Leicester (all 4 players).
Due to Covid-19 impacting the World Cup qualifying schedules, there will additionally be a double spherical of fixtures within the South American (CONMEBOL), North and Central American (CONCACAF), Asian (AFC) and Oceanic (OFC) confederations in late January and early February, although these video games will fall during the Premier League’s winter break.
However, there might be issues for the FA Cup fourth spherical on the weekend of February 5, with some CONCACAF Qualifiers not ending till the early hours of February 3.
Here, we run by means of the golf equipment impacted by AFCON, the players probably concerned, and the video games they may miss.
Riyad Mahrez helped Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019
Premier League groups will have to launch their players for AFCON after the ultimate top-flight video games earlier than the match happening throughout January 1, 2 and 3.
The Carabao Cup semi-final first leg is scheduled for the midweek of January 3 and the FA Cup third spherical is scheduled for the weekend of January 8, with AFCON kicking off on January 9 and the group levels ending on January 20. In that interval, the Carabao Cup semi-final second legs are scheduled for the midweek of January 10, and there will be a Premier League spherical throughout January 14, 15 and 16.
There can also be a Premier League spherical scheduled throughout January 21, 22 and 23, however players could be in a position to return in time to function for his or her membership. Liverpool, for instance, have three players prone to function at AFCON, however play on January 23 at Crystal Palace, three days after the group stage finishes.
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The AFCON spherical of 16 takes place from January 23 to January 26, which means players whose nations qualify for the knockout levels will be unavailable for the Premier League.
The AFCON quarter-finals (January 29 and 30), semi-finals (February 2 and 3) and closing/third-place play-off (February 6) might impression the FA Cup fourth-round ties, scheduled for the weekend of February 5, earlier than the Premier League returns on the midweek of February 8 and 9 after the winter break.
January 1, 2 and 3 – Premier League spherical 21
Midweek of January 3 – Carabao Cup semi-final first leg
Weekend of January 8 – FA Cup third spherical
January 9 – AFCON group stage begins
Midweek of January 10 – Carabao Cup semi-final second leg
January 14, 15, 16 – Premier League spherical 22
January 17 – Scottish Premiership resumes following winter break
January 20 – AFCON group stage ends
January 20, 21 and 22 – Scottish Cup fourth spherical
January 21, 22 and 23 – Premier League spherical 23
January 23 to 26 – AFCON final 16
January 26 – Scottish Premiership spherical 22
January 29 and 30 – AFCON quarter-finals
January 29 – Scottish Premiership spherical 23
February 1 and 2 – Scottish Premiership spherical 24
February 2 and 3 – AFCON semi-finals
Weekend of February 5 – FA Cup fourth spherical
February 5 and 6 – Scottish Premiership spherical 25
February 6 – AFCON closing and third-place play-off
February 8 and 9 – Premier League spherical 24
February 9 – Scottish Premiership spherical 26
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Which PL golf equipment are impacted?
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Players chosen: Thomas Partey (Ghana), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Omar Rekik (Tunisia)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 9: Nottingham Forest (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 16: Tottenham (A); Jan 22: Burnley (H); Feb 8: Wolves (A)
Players chosen: Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso), Trezeguet (Egypt)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 10: Manchester United (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Man Utd (H); Jan 22: Everton (A); Feb 8: Leeds (H)
Players chosen: Frank Onyeka (Nigeria), Julian Jeanvier (Guinea), Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Ghana)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Port Vale (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Liverpool (A); Jan 22: Wolves (H); Feb 9: Man City (A)
Player chosen: Yves Bissouma (Mali)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: West Brom (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 14: Crystal Palace (H); Jan 22: Leicester (A); Feb 8: Chelsea (H)
Player chosen: Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Huddersfield Town (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Leicester (H); Jan 22: Arsenal (A); Feb 8: Man Utd (H)
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Player chosen: Edouard Mendy (Senegal)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Chesterfield (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Man City (A); Jan 23: Tottenham (H); Feb 8: Brighton (A)
Players chosen: Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal), Jordan Ayew (Ghana), Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Millwall (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 14: Brighton (A); Jan 23: Liverpool (H); Feb 8: Norwich (A)
Player chosen: Alex Iwobi (Nigeria)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Hull City (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Norwich (A); Jan 22: Aston Villa (H); Feb 9: Newcastle (A)
Players chosen: Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria), Daniel Amartey (Ghana), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Watford (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Burnley (A); Jan 22: Brighton (H); Jan 9: Liverpool (A)
Players chosen: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Naby Keita (Guinea)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 9: Shrewsbury Town (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Brentford (H); Jan 23: Crystal Palace (A); Feb 9: Leicester (H)
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Player chosen: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 7: Swindon Town (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Chelsea (H); Jan 22: Southampton (A); Feb 9: Brentford (H)
Players chosen: Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast), Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 10: Aston Villa (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Aston Villa (A); Jan 22: West Ham (H); Feb 8: Burnley (A)
Players chosen: Moussa Djenepo (Mali)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Swansea (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Wolves (A); Jan 22: Man City (H); Feb 9: Tottenham (A)
Players chosen: William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Imran Louza (Morocco), Adam Masina (Morocco), Ismaila Sarr (Senegal)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 8: Leicester (A)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Newcastle (A); Jan 21: Norwich (H); Feb 8: West Ham (A)
Players chosen: Said Benrahma (Algeria)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 9: Leeds (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 16: Leeds (H); Jan 22: Man Utd (A); Feb 8: Watford (H)
Players chosen: Willy Boly (Ivory Coast), Romain Saiss (Morocco)
FA Cup recreation impacted: Jan 9: Sheffield United (H)
PL video games impacted: Jan 15: Southampton (H); Jan 22: Brentford (A); Feb 8: Arsenal (H)
Any players heading from the EFL?
- Middlesbrough: James Lea Siliki (Cameroon)
- Fulham: Jean Michael Seri (Ivory Coast)
- Nottingham Forest: Mohamed Drager (Tunisia)
- QPR: Ilias Chair (Morocco), Seny Dieng (Senegal), Osman Kakay (Sierra Leone)
- Reading: Baba Abdul Rahman (Ghana), Andy Yiadom (Ghana)
- Plymouth Argyle: Panutchi Pereira Camara (Guinea-Bissau)
- Swindon Town: Jojo Wollacott (Ghana)
What about SPFL players?
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Players chosen: Joe Aribo (Nigeria)
Scottish Cup recreation impacted: Jan 21: Stirling Albion (H)
Scottish Premiership video games impacted: Jan 18: Aberdeen (A), Jan 26: Livingston (H), Jan 29: Ross County (A), Feb 2: Celtic (A), Feb 6: Hearts (H)
Player chosen: Ferdinand Mendy (Guinea-Bissau)
Scottish Cup recreation impacted: Jan 22: Celtic (H)
Scottish League One video games impacted: Jan 8: Montrose (A), Jan 15: Queen’s Park (H), Jan 29: Clyde (A), Feb 5: Peterhead (A)
Sky Sports to indicate AFCON dwell
The Africa Cup of Nations match will be broadcast dwell on Sky Sports in January and February.
The match, initially scheduled to be performed in June and July 2021, will be performed in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports exhibiting all 52 video games dwell.
Twenty-four groups will participate, kicking off on January 9 as hosts Cameroon host Burkina Faso in Yaounde, earlier than culminating within the closing on February 6 within the capital.
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