Sixteen nations will compete in the Africa Cup of Nations from Jan. 14 to Feb. 5, with 15 hoping to unseat the Ivory Coast as champions of the continent.
Players are released from their clubs on Jan. 2, giving a headache to several PL sides.
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While a number of squads are provisional as of this posting, their PL players are not expected to be cut in most cases.
* denotes provisional squad
Didier N’Dong (Sunderland)
Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland)
Ghana, Mali, Egypt, Uganda, Ivory Coast, and Senegal have yet to make any announcements on their roster composition.
The Ivory Coast includes Bournemouth man Max Gradel, Stoke striker Wilfried Bony, Watford’s Brice Dja Djedje, and Sunderland back Lamine Kone. Manchester United center back Eric Bailly is also set for AFCON duty, and Wilfried Zaha could be joining Les Elephants.