AFCON '23 - Quarterfinals
This AFCON has been OFF. THE. CHAIN. I'm sure y'all have seen the talking point that there are literally 8 completely different nations comprising this Quarterfinal Round than there were in the 2021 version. That's an unprecedented changing of the guard in a short time in one confederation. On average there have been 22.9 elo points exchanged per game in this year's AFCON, up from 17.7 in the 2021 AFCON (a significant increase in level-of-upset).
**for the uninitiated, the bigger a surprise a result is, the more elo points are exchanged by the teams.
Even though there is a changing of the guard in Africa, it seems to be a big shift toward bigger and richer countries as compared to 2 (ish) years ago:
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