Expansions and date changes are set to make the African Nations Cup more comptetitive and increase revenue.
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The African Nations Cup finals are set to be expanded to 24 teams and moved to dates in June and July but will continue to be held every two years after recommendations on the tournament at a symposium in Morocco Wednesday.The timing of the Nations Cup finals has been contentious as it has been played in January, in the middle of the league season in Europe.The increase in teams follows the expansion of the European Championship last year, which African observers said had been a success.The tournament will not be cut to once every four years as in Europe because its revenue remains a cornerstone of CAF's income.
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