CHAN 2023 match schedule, results, tables, teams for African Nations Championship and how AFCON is differentThe 2023 African Nations Championship, or CHAN for short, is being played in Algeria this January. The event is officially labeled as a 2022 event, but it was pushed by six months due to a scheduling backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament, which has been expanded to feature 18 national teams made up exclusively of domestic-based players, is held every two years, alternating years with the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
” pic. com/SjdyDUCzke 🎙 | Le président de la CAF sur la non-participation du Maroc à la CHAN suite au refus des autorités algériennes. « Maintenant on va avoir un gros problème pour la prochaine CAN. [... ] Il y a des règles à la CAF/FIFA, pas de politique dans le football. »pic. com/m8nlkSiZbt — Joueurs Marocains 🇲🇦 (@JoueursMA) January 13, 2023 MORE: Updated FIFA World Rankings What is CHAN 2023? How is it different from AFCON? The African Nations Championship (CHAN) is a tournament established in 2009 to run biennially to help develop and promote the domestic game in Africa.
twitter. com/XjW11qBSAS — Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) January 13, 2023 #Morocco FA boss Lekjaa: “In the presence of Infantino & Motsepe, it's really a shame for the sport, to see the Moroccan team denied a chance to fly to Algeria. We’ve been preparing for #CHAN2023 for six months and we will not be able to defend our title.
CHAN 2023 match schedule, results, tables, teams for African
Although the Moroccan team was at the Rabat airport as late as Friday, the green light to fly into Algeria was never granted and the team did not pursue other travel options that would have circumvented the travel ban. No word yet from the African Football Confederation (CAF) as to how the tournament will be reshuffled without the defending champs. On January 14, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation also issued a statement in which it condemned "the malicious acts and abject maneuvers" at the CHAN opening match (Algeria vs.
Despite the squad restriction, CHAN matches count as full internationals for player caps as well as in the calculation of the FIFA World Rankings. Only 17 of the 18 teams that qualified for the 2023 event will be participating after two-time defending CHAN champions Morocco were not authorised to fly into Algeria. The issue stems from the tense relations and ongoing disputes between neighboring countries Morocco and Algeria which led to Algeria cutting diplomatic ties in 2021 and closing its airspace to Moroccan aircraft and air travel originating in the country.
CHAN matches are still considered full internationals by FIFA for official record-keeping, counting for caps and the computation of the FIFA world rankings. The first CHAN tournament in 2009 featured just eight teams. However, the competition has since expanded to 16 in 2011 and now 18 for the current edition (prior to Morocco's withdrawal). CHAN 2023 live stream, TV channel Global TV network beIN Sports and African network SuperSport (sub-Saharan region) hold the rights to the 2023 CHAN tournament, and will be broadcasting games in all territories where they can be accessed. Fans in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and the United States can watch the tournament on beIN Sports channels.
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