SAFA : 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations draw

SAFA : 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations draw

Its time for Africa Fustal Cup of Nations draw who will draw who?

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The 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations will be the 5th edition of the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, the quadrennial international futsal championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men’s national teams of Africa. The tournament will be held in South Africa between 15–24 April 2016. A total of eight teams will play in the tournament.

Also Read : What is Futsal?

Same as previous editions, the tournament acts as the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup (except for 2012 when a separate qualifying tournament was organized as the 2011 African Futsal Championship was cancelled). A total of eight teams will take part in the competition, with  the top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the CAF representatives.

On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the African Futsal Championship to the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, similar to the football version,Africa Cup of Nations.

The event, to be staged in South Africa under the auspices of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men’s national teams of Africa, will run from 15 – 24 April.

The eight that will take part in the tournament are Angola, Egypt (defending champions), Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa (hosts), Tunisia and Zambia.

* The eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four each
* The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals
* Semi-final winners and third-place winners qualify for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup

The draw will be conducted Wednesday 17 February 2016 in Johannesburg

Futsal is played on a smaller field and mainly in indoors. It can be considered a version of a five-a-side football. It is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is a goalkeeper. The AFRICA FUTSAL CUP OF NATIONS is held every two years