CAN 2024: Mali-Côte d’Ivoire shock, the DRC against Guinea… everything about the quarter-finals

The posters for the quarter-finals of this CAN 2024 are now known. Guinea-DR Congo, Ivory Coast-Mali, the beautiful course of Cape Verde, Angola which will rub shoulders with Nigeria... after the eliminations of Senegal, Egypt and Morocco in the eighth, this new will it still have its share of surprises in store?

Ivory Coast (left) and the DRC (right) qualified for the quarter-finals of CAN 2024. © Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP / Sunday Alamba / AP / Montage RFI

By: Yohann Le Coz Follow


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Ivory Coast, Mali and South Africa have snatched the last tickets for the quarter-finals of this 

CAN 2024

. The eight winning selections are now known. Starting with Angola and Nigeria, with Palancas Negras surprising with their level of play, who defeated Namibia without any problem 


. A high-flying duel therefore awaits the Super Eagles, who gained momentum during the eighth, after a mixed group phase, to get rid of 

Cameroon (2-0)


On the same day, the meeting between



DR Congo

, two not very prolific but very eye-catching teams, promises a big battle which could well take the Sily and the Panthers to the end of the night.

The next day,

Ivory Coast

will try to continue its miraculous journey. After eliminating


, who were among the big favorites, the Elephants launched their African Cup of Nations. But the quarter-final against Mali will be anything but easy for the locals, the Eagles were solid and inspired offensively against Burkina Faso (2-1).

Finally, Cape Verde, one of the great sensations of the group stage, will benefit from an “affordable” quarter-final in order to continue its great adventure and reach the last four for the first time in its history. However, on the other hand, Bafana Bafana, winners of the great


, who had landed in Ivory Coast as the best African selection, will have their say. 

The quarter-final schedule (times in TU)

Friday February 2 

5 p.m.: Angola-Nigeria, Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Abidjan)

8 p.m.: Guinea-DR Congo, Stade Alassane Ouattara (Abidjan)

Saturday February 3 

5 p.m.: Mali-Ivory Coast, Stade de la Paix (Bouaké)

8 p.m.: Cape Verde-South Africa, Charles Konan Banny Stadium (Yamoussoukro)


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