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Group B

With favourites Ivory Coast and Ghana in the running, Groupe B is the "Group of Death" in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. The first matches will take place in the Angolan province of Cabinda and wind up in Luanda.


Group B: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo

Group B -- which includes Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast, Ghana, Emmanuel Adebayor's Togo and outsiders Burkina Faso -- contains all the essential elements of a "Group of Death" for this year's Africa Cup of Nations. Finalists in 2006 and fourth in 2008, the Ivorian Elephants are the obvious favourites of the group, and indeed the cup. Ghana are expected to join them in the second round, but with the Black Stars depleted by injuries, Togo could well stage an upset.

The favourites: Ivory Coast, Ghana

Team nicknames: The Stallions (Burkina Faso), the Elephants (Ivory Coast), the Black Stars (Ghana) and the Sparrowhawks (Togo).

The matches:

Monday, Jan. 11: Burkina Faso - Ivory Coast (4pm) and Ghana - Togo (6:30pm)

Friday, Jan.15: Burkina Faso - Togo (4pm) and Ghana - Ivory Coast (6:30pm)

Tuesday, Jan. 19: Ivory Coast - Togo (4pm) and Burkina Faso - Ghana (4pm in Luanda)


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