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Gabon 2017: The Africa Cup of Nations by numbers

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Gabon on 14 January, pitting the stars of the continent against each other for Africa’s greatest sporting prize. Gabon 2017 promises to be among the most spectacular tournaments yet, boasting new stadia, elite squads and huge audiences, although the host nation is suffering a severe economic downturn causing by falling oil prices. We break down the key figures that tell the story of AFCON 2017.