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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Afcon begins this Friday

Afcon kicks off this Friday: The biggest sporting event of the season (at least in this part of the world) is kicking off on Friday as the Pharaohs take on Zimbabwe in the opening match of the tournament at Cairo Stadium. Kick off time is at 10:00 PM CLT. The match is the first of Group A, which also includes the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

CAF’s official website has the full schedule of fixtures, list of teams, and group standings.

Are tickets still available? Word through the grapevine is that the EGP 150 third-class tickets are no longer available for Egypt’s matches, with Youm7 reporting that tickets to the opening game were sold out. Tickets for all matches appear to be available at online ticket-booking company Tazkarti.

Where can you watch the tournament? The National Media Council is launching a basic cable channel called Time Sports, which will broadcast the games without requiring a subscription package. Those who are looking to watch the channel in HD must purchase and install a “digital antenna,” which could run you from EGP 400-700, National Media Council member Shoukri Abu Emera told Ahmed Moussa (watch from 1:53:50, runtime: 2:14:30).

You can also subscribe to BeIN Sports Afcon 2019 package, which could cost you USD 20, or get the Afcon + Copa America 2019 package for USD 30. For those outside of the MENA region, has a list of channels that are airing the tournament.

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