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2012 African Cup of Nations

Updated 1947 GMT (0347 HKT) October 31, 2011
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The draw is made for the group stage of 2012 African Cup of Nations, which will be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The tournament gets underway on January 21, with Equatorial Guinea taking on Libya. Getty Images
Equatorial Guinea will be making their first tournament appearance. Henri Michel's side will joined in Group A by two-time runners-up Zambia and Senegal. Libya, pictured here, complete the group, qualifying despite their recent civil war. Getty Images
Ivory Coast will be firm favorites to advance from Group B, with their squad including star names such as Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. They are joined by 1970 champions Sudan, 2010 hosts Angola and Burkina Faso. Getty Images
Tunisia defeated Morocco 2-1 to clinch the trophy as hosts in 2004, with the two teams set to go head-to-head again in the group stages in 2012. Co-hosts Gabon and tournament debutants Niger complete Group C. Getty Images
Asamoah Gyan was the star as Ghana reached the quarterfinals of Africa's first World Cup in 2010. The striker will be key to the Black Stars' hopes as they take on 2002 hosts Mali, 1976 runners-up Guinea and newcomers Botswana. Getty Images