The match between Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire will take place in Yamoussoukro stadium on January 29 for a knockout round match for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ivory Coast almost didn’t qualify for the Round of 16 after taking third place with 3 points in Group A. They won their opening match 2-0 over Guinea-Bissau and then suffered 1-0 and 4-0 losses to Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, respectively. The Ivorians, who are the hosts, will be appreciative of another chance to compete after it appeared as though they had been eliminated on home ground. However, a tournament favorite gave them a huge favor by defeating Zambia, and that victory against the Southern Africans gave the Ivorians an opportunity to get back into the competition. The man to watch for Ivory Coast will be Jean-Philippe Krasso. The striker for FK Crvena Zvezda scored in their first encounter with Guinea-Bissau. In their most recent match versus Equatorial Guinea, Krasso came off the bench, although he will probably start in the elimination round.
Thus far at the Africa Cup of Nations 2024, Senegal has performed admirably. They easily won all 3 games and took first place in Group C during the group stages. They triumphed over Guinea 2-0, Cameroon 3-1, and Gambia 3-0. Given that they defeated Egypt in the previous edition’s final, Senegal is among the favorites to retain their championship. They are placed 20 in the FIFA world rankings, while Ivory Coast, the hosts of this edition, and their opponents in the Round of 16 are ranked 49th. They have been scoring a ton of goals as well. Sadio Mane is the player for Senegal to keep an eye on. At AFCON 2024, their talisman leader has 1 goal and 2 assists in 3 games. Senegal cannot take this game for granted, as Ivory Coast could give them a big surprise.
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Senegal vs Ivory Coast Game Information
- Date: 01/29/2024
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro
- Live Stream: beIN Sports USA