FACTBOX-2010 African Nations Cup finals
(Reuters) - Factbox on the 2010 African Nations Cup finals, to be played in Angola from January 10-31.
* The 2010 Nations Cup marks the 27th edition of the continental championship, first played in 1957 in Sudan.
* The opening match and final of the tournament will be played at Luanda's new November 11 stadium, opened just before Christmas.
* Benguela, Cabinda and Lubango are the other three venues being used for the 16-team tournament
* Angola are hosting the Nations Cup for the first time and have spent US$1 billion on stadiums, hotels and other infrastructure for the tournament, officials have said.
* The tournament is played every two years and the next editions will be held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea (2012) and Libya (2014)
* Defending champions Egypt have won the tournament a record six times and are seeking to become the first country to win it three times in a row
* Egypt will be taking part at a record-breaking 22nd Nations Cup and also hold the record for the most games played (84), most games won (45) and most goals scored (139)
* Seven of the 16 competing countries have won previous Nations Cup tournaments
* None of the 16 finalists in Angola are newcomers to the tournament but it is only the second time for Malawi, whose previous appearance was in 1984.
* Benin, Malawi and Mozambique have never won a match at the finals before
* Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o broke the all-time Nations Cup goal scoring record at the last tournament and is likely to extend it past 16 in Angola.
* Cameroon defender Rigobert Song will set a new record for playing at eight Nations Cup tournaments, having competed at every final tournament since 1996. He already has a record number of 33 appearance in the finals.
(Compiled by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Brian Homewood)
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