The Africa Cup of Nations draw takes place on Friday (19:00 BST), with several Premier League players waiting to discover their countries’ fate.
The tournament, which is in Egypt, is the biggest yet with 24 teams and the first to be held in Europe’s summer rather than January or February.
It will take place from 21 June to 19 July, meaning European-based players will not need to miss club games.
Cameroon are the defending champions, beating Egypt in the 2017 final.
Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Sadio Mane (Senegal), Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) and Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast) are among the Premier League stars expected to feature.
Teams have been separated into four seeding pots based on the Fifa world rankings released on 4 April. They will then be drawn into six groups of four.
|Afcon draw pots|
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Egypt||DR Congo||South Africa||Zimbabwe|
The top two teams from each group, and four best third-placed teams, go into the quarter-finals.