The knockout stages of the CAN 2019 are over, place at the quarterfinals! The four meetings will be held in Egypt on July 10 and 11. To be followed in particular the shock Côte d'Ivoire-Algeria, and the performance of the novice Madagascar against Tunisia.
They were, for the first time in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations , 24 countries competing at the start of the 2019 edition, when its kickoff was given on June 21. They are only 8. The knockout round ended on Monday, July 8, with the victory of Ivory Coast against Mali (1-0) and with the victory of Tunisia against Ghana (1-1). , 5 TAB at 4).
The quarterfinal posters are all known. The 8 survivors, namely in order of qualification Benin, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, Madagascar, Algeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana, know what awaits them.
First, Senegal, winner of Uganda (1-0) with a Sadio Mane with two faces - that of scorer and again cursed penalties - will face one of the surprises of this CAN: Benin , which has just scalped Morocco (1-1, 4 TAB to 1).
Nigeria, who defeated Cameroon, defeated champion of Africa , after an intense eighth final (3-2), is faced with another surprise. In the round of 16, the Super Eagles will face South Africa, who narrowly survived in the first round (last team among the best third) but has eliminated Egypt at home (1-0) .
Big shock in Suez between heavyweight surfing on very different dynamics. On the one hand, Ivory Coast, qualified but once again uncomfortable in its eighth final won against Mali (1-0) thanks to the realism of Wilfried Zaha. On the other, Algeria, imperial against Guinea (3-0) as from the beginning of the CAN (four wins, no goal conceded).
Finally, the last quarter-final concerns the attraction of the competition: Madagascar, which plays its first CAN. The Barea have already achieved three big performances, first qualifying for the finals, finishing first in group B in the first round and finally eliminating the DRC in the round of 16 (1-1, 4 TAB at 2). Against the men of Nicolas Dupuis, will present the Tunisian Eagles of Carthage, who tamed the Black Stars of Ghana at the end of the suspense (1-1, 5 TAB to 4).
The quarterfinal table:
Wednesday, July 10
Senegal - Benin (18h Paris time, 16h UTC) - June 30 stadium (Cairo)
Nigeria - South Africa (21h Paris time, 19h GMT) - International Stadium (Cairo)
Thursday, July 11th
Ivory Coast - Algeria (18h Paris time, 16h GMT) - Suez Stadium (Suez)
Madagascar - Tunisia (21h Paris time, 19h GMT) - Al Salam Stadium (Cairo)
► Also read: CAN 2019: Calendar, results and standings of the Africa Cup