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Eurosport retains UK rights to Cup of Nations

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has extended its long-running commitment to the Africa Cup of Nations in the UK and Ireland by acquiring broadcast and digital rights to the 2017 and 2019 editions of the national team football tournament.

Having broadcast every edition of the Cup of Nations since 1994, Eurosport will show the 2017 tournament’s games live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 with all matches also streamed live on the Eurosport Player OTT platform.

Next year’s tournament hosts Gabon will stage the opening match in Libreville on January 14 against Group A opponents Guinea-Bissau, who make their first appearance in the 16-nation tournament.

English Premier League stars set to feature in the tournament include Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who recently swapped his international allegiance from England to defending champions the Ivory Coast.

Eurosport is currently seeking a sponsor for its coverage of the 2017 tournament.