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African Cup of Nations: The definitive guide

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This year's African Nations Cup finals, which begins on Saturday, features players from clubs in 27 European countries.

The French league traditionally provides the most players, this time a total of 50, and here are 15 Premier League players, 14 from the top flight in Portugal, 10 from La Liga in Spain and six from Serie A in Italy.

Title holders Zambia head a list of 10 past winners in a strong field but it is the Ivory Coast who start as strong favourites.

South Africa kick off the tournament against the Cape Verde Islands, the only newcomers in the field and the smallest country to qualify, and you can watch every game live on British Eurosport and online via the Eurosport Player

Click on the links below for your definitive team-by-team guide and you can also check out:
Fixture list
Previous Winners
Past Top goalscorers


ALGERIA

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ANGOLA

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BURKINA FASO

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CAPE VERDE

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DR CONGO

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ETHIOPIA

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GHANA

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IVORY COAST

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MALI

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MOROCCO

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NIGER

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NIGERIA

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SOUTH AFRICA

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TOGO

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TUNISIA

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ZAMBIA

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