The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has extended the dates of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFOCN, by six days following pleas by North African nations who will be involved in Ramadan fasting.
CAF stated this in a statement through their official website on Monday.
The AFCON finals will now begin on 21 June with the final now set for 19 July.
Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria are among countries to have sent in the request to CAF.
Meanwhile, CAF had announced that Egypt will be the host nation for the 2019 AFCON finals, taking over from Cameroon.
It will be the first time there will be 24 teams at the tournament.
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