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All 23 Teams Who've Already Qualified For AFCON Revealed

Twenty-three of the 24 participants of the 2021 AFCON have been confirmed after Tuesday night's final qualifiers, while one game had to be postponed.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see every team that has already qualified for AFCON 2021!

Cape Varde became the 23rd to secure their spot at next year's tournament after beating Mozambique 1-0.

They advance as second from Group F behind Cameroon, who were already qualified as hosts, while Group L clash between Sierra Leone and Benin was postponed after the visitors reportedly had six positive COVID-19 tests.

Benin, though, questioned the results and refused to come out of the team bus for the game. CAF will now decide on what happens with the fixture, with Benin needing just a draw to qualify while a home victory would see Sierra Leone book their spot at the AFCON.

There was drama earlier already after Ethiopia qualified for the tournament despite seeing their game against Ivory Coast being suspended after the referee collapsed in the 80th minute.

The fourth official, who was from Ivory Coast, reportedly did not feel he was capable of taking charge of the final minutes of the game, according to KingFut.

However, after bottom-placed Niger held Madagascar to a goalless draw in the other Group K fixture, Ethiopia secured their first AFCON qualification since 2013.

Meanwhile, Mauritania also booked their spot at next year's tournament after beating Central African Republic 1-0 to secure second spot in Group E.

On Thursday, the Sudanese team collected the all-important three points in their final Group C qualifier against South Africa, going two points above Molefi Ntseki's side.

Nigeria booked their ticket at next year's tournament on Saturday after Group L opponents Sierra Leone and Lesotho played to a goalless draw on Saturday, meaning neither can still catch the Super Eagles.

Ghana will participate in their 23rd Africa Cup of Nations finals after their 1-1 draw with South Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday evening ensured that they will finish in the top two of Group C.

Meanwhile, African giants Egypt qualified for a record 25th time despite only picking up one point in their clash with Kenya on Thursday.

In addition, there were some fairy tales that also came true, with African minnows Comoros qualifying for their first-ever AFCON after playing to a goalless draw with Togo.

That result ensured a top-two finish in Group G for Comoros, with the small island nation, which has only been competing in international football since 2006, having picked up nine points from their five qualifiers so far.

Gambia also qualified for their first-ever AFCON finals after beating Angola 1-0 this week. They will now either finish first or second in Group D, with Gabon the other side that has already secured qualification from the group.

While Zimbabwe ensured a third consecutive participation at the tournament, Micho's Zambia can no longer qualify, which is a massive blow for the 2012 winners following their 3-3 draw with defending champions Algeria.

You can see every team that has qualified so far by scrolling through the images above!

Check out the gallery below to see some players who snubbed European nations for African teams:

*Last updated on 28 March, 20:00.

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