Egypt hosting Olympic qualifier
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Egypt has been announced as the hosts of the first CAF U-23 Championship which will serve as Africa’s qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Football Tournament.

The hosts, plus Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa will participate in the event, which will take place between Saturday 26 November and Saturday 10 December.

The tournament’s top three teams automatically qualify for London 2012 while the fourth placed team will face a team from Asia in a play-off.

The Men’s Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 will take place between Thursday 26 July and Saturday 11 August 2012.