Africa Cup of Nations: The favorites
Underachievers search for maiden title
Still ranked as Africa's top team, despite failing to qualify for a World Cup since 2002, Senegal will be looking to win their first major trophy. In Liverpool winger Sadio Mane (left), they have one of the continent's best players, while the squad is sprinkled with players from Europe's major leagues. Their game against Algeria on January 23 is one of the standout ties of the group stage.