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Ivory Coast Vs Egypt

On Wednesday, the Ivory Coast take on Egypt in what is arguably the biggest knockout match at AFCON so far.

The Elephants come into this game as one of the favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon due to the quality in their squad and will be desperate to advance past the record seven-time winners Egypt in the Round of 16.

Staggeringly, these two sides have not met since January 2013 in an international friendly in Abu Dhabi where the Ivory Coast ran out as 4-2 winners having been inspired by a brace from former Arsenal forward Gervinho.

Patrice Beaumelle’s side have impressed at this year’s tournament, having beaten Equitorial Guinea on matchday one, before drawing 2-2 against Sierra Leone following a poor defensive mix-up, but, they bounced back from this by knocking out reigning champions Algeria 3-1 in the last match of Group E to advance as group winners.

On the other hand, Egypt also suffered a setback on their way to qualifying for the Round of 16, but, like the Ivory Coast, Carlos Quieroz’s men recovered well, having lost 1-0 to Nigeria on matchday one, before earning two 1-0 victories over Guinea-Bissau and Sudan to finish second place in Group D.

Prediction: Ivory Coast to win.

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