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The knockout stage in the Africa Cup of Nations is underway. The field was trimmed from 24 teams to 16, and there were two surprising exits in the group stage. Reigning champion Algeria and Ghana were both eliminated before the knockout stage began, with both countries mustering just one point in three group stage games. 

Cameroon, Senegal, Egypt and Ivory Coast look like contenders heading into the round of 16, which kicked off Sunday. Burkina Faso became the first country to advance to the quarterfinals, ousting Gabon in an intense penalty shootout. Nigeria were then eliminated by Tunisia, who also moved onto the last eight on Sunday.

Below you will find the groups, the standings and the schedule. You can watch AFCON 2022 live on beIN Sports, which you can access via fuboTV (Try for free). Make sure you also check out our AFCON preview from Tosin Makinde, as well as 15 players to watch.

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All times Eastern

Round of 16 schedule

Jan. 23
Burkina Faso 1, Gabon 1 (Burkina Faso advance on penalty kicks, 7-6)
Tunisia 1, Nigeria 0

Jan. 24
Guinea vs. Gambia, 11 a.m.
Cameroon vs. Comoros, 2 p.m.

Jan. 25
Senegal vs. Cape Verde, 11 a.m.
Morocco vs. Malawi, 2 p.m.

Jan. 26
Ivory Coast vs. Egypt, 11 a.m.
Equatorial Guinea vs. Mali, 2p.m.

Other knockout stage dates

Quarterfinals: Jan. 29-30
Semifinals: Feb. 3-4
Third-place match: Feb. 6
Final: Feb. 6

AFCON 2022 Group A standings, schedule, results

Team

MP

W

D

L

GD

PTS

Cameroon

3

2

1

0

+4

7

Burkina Faso

3

1

1

1

0

4

Cape Verde

3

1

1

1

0

4

Ethiopia

3

0

1

2

-4

1

Jan. 9
Cameroon 2, Burkina Faso 1
Cape Verde 1, Ethiopia 0

Jan. 13
Cameroon 4, Ethiopia 1
Cape Verde 0, Burkina Faso 1

Jan. 17
Cape Verde 1, Cameroon 1
Burkina Faso 1, Ethiopia 1

AFCON 2022 Group B standings, schedule, results

Team

MP

W

D

L

GD

PTS

Senegal

3

1

2

0

+1

5

Guinea

3

1

1

1

0

4

Malawi

3

1

1

1

0

4

Zimbabwe

3

1

0

2

-1

3

Jan. 10
Senegal 1, Zimbabwe 0
Guinea 1, Malawi 0

Jan. 14
Senegal 0, Guinea 0
Malawi 2, Zimbabwe 1

Jan. 18
Malawi 0, Senegal 0
Zimbabwe 2, Guinea 1

AFCON 2022 Group C standings, schedule, results

Team

MP

W

D

L

GD

PTS

Morocco

3

2

1

0

+3

7

Gabon

3

1

2

0

+1

5

Comoros

3

1

0

2

-2

3

Ghana

3

0

1

2

-2

1

Jan. 10
Morocco 1, Ghana 0
Gabon 1, Comoros 0

Jan. 14
Morocco 2, Comoros 0
Gabon 1, Ghana 1

Jan. 18
Gabon 2, Morocco 2
Comoros 3, Ghana 2

AFCON 2022 Group D standings, schedule, results

Team

MP

W

D

L

GD

PTS

Nigeria

3

3

0

0

+5

9

Egypt

3

2

0

1

+1

6

Guinea-Bissau

3

0

1

2

-3

1

Sudan

3

0

1

2

-3

1

Jan. 11
Nigeria 1, Egypt 0
Sudan 0, Guinea-Bissau 0

Jan. 15
Nigeria 3, Sudan, 1
Egypt 1, Guinea-Bissau 0

Jan. 19
Nigeria 2, Guinea-Bissau 0
Egypt 1, Sudan 0

AFCON 2022 Group E standings, schedule, results

Team

MP

W

D

L

GD

PTS

Ivory Coast

3

2

1

0

+3

7

Equatorial Guinea

3

2

0

1

+1

6

Sierra Leone

3

0

2

0

0

2

Algeria

3

0

1

2

-2

1

Jan. 11
Algeria 0, Sierra Leone 0 

Jan. 12
Ivory Coast 1, Equatorial Guinea 0

Jan. 16
Ivory Coast 2, Sierra Leone 2
Algeria 0, Equatorial Guinea 1

Jan. 20
Ivory Coast 3, Algeria 1
Equatorial Guinea 1, Sierra Leone 0

AFCON 2022 Group F standings, schedule, results

Team

MP

W

D

L

GD

PTS

Mali

3

2

1

0

+3

7

Gambia

3

2

1

0

+2

7

Tunisia

3

1

0

2

+2

3

Tunisia

3

0

0

3

-6

0

Jan. 12
Mali 1, Tunisia 0
Gambia 1, Mauritania 0

Jan. 16
Gambia 1, Mali 1
Tunisia 4, Mauritania 0

Jan. 20
Gambia 1, Tunisia 0
Mali 2, Mauritania  0