It is undoubtedly the biggest shock of the quarterfinals of this CAN 2019. This Thursday, the Ivory Coast, major nation of the African continent in football, confronts Algeria, the best team since the opening of the competition . An enticing poster to follow on RFI. Kickoff scheduled at 18h, Paris time (16h UT).
Always eagerly awaited, Ivory Coast has shown a face half fig and half grape since the beginning of this CAN 2019 . Of course, the Elephants have fulfilled their first mission by becoming the top 8 teams in Africa. But the Ivorians lost their first big meeting in the group stage against Morocco (1-0), and they struggled to overcome Mali (1-0) in their eighth finals. In short, the dynamics of the champions of Africa 2015 is clearly not as favorable as that of the Algerians.
The Greens are simply irresistible in this competition so far: four games, four wins, and no goal conceded. In the previous round, the Fennecs of Djamel Belmadi did not leave the shadow of a chance to Guinea (3-0). In this clash between contenders for the title, the favorite comes from the Maghreb. It remains to verify this status in front of an indisputable judge: the ground of Al Salam stadium, theater of this Ivory Coast-Morocco this Thursday, July 11 at 18h Paris time (16h tu).
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