How the hosts did

LUANDA - How the Africa Cup of Nations hosts have fared in previous years ahead of the 2010 contest in Angola:

LUANDA - How the Africa Cup of Nations hosts have fared in previous years ahead of the 2010 contest in Angola:

1957 - Sudan (semifinals)

1959 - Egypt (winners)

1962 - Ethiopia (winners)

1963 - Ghana (winners)

1965 - Tunisia (runners-up)

1968 - Ethiopia (third)

1970 - Sudan (winners)

1972 - Cameroon (third)

1974 - Egypt (third)

1976 - Ethiopia (first round)

1978 - Ghana (winners)

1980 - Nigeria (winners)

1982 - Libya (runners-up)

1984 - Ivory Coast (first round)

1986 - Egypt (winners)

1988 - Morocco (fourth)

1990 - Algeria (winners)

1992 - Senegal (quarterfinals)

1994 - Tunisia (first round)

1996 - South Africa (winners)

1998 - Burkina Faso (fourth)

2000 - (co-hosts) Ghana (quarter-finals) and Nigeria (runners-up)

2002 - Mali (fourth)

2004 - Tunisia (winners)

2006 - Egypt (winners)

2008 - Ghana (third)

Summary: |11 winners; 3 runners-up; 4 third; 3 fourth; 2 quarterfinals; 3 first round. - Sapa-AFP

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