AFCON 2021, originally scheduled for last June / July but postponed due to COVID, continues on Wednesday with Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast playing their first group stage matches.
How to watch the African Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea vs. Ivory Coast today:
Date of the match: January 12, 2022
Match time: 1:50 pm ET
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Equatorial Guinea is one of the lowest ranked teams to advance to the final tournament, ranking 141st in the world. Only three teams with a worse classification made it to the group stage.
The team competed against Tunisia, Tanzania and Libya in qualifying group J, finishing second with three wins and three losses.
A large number of players from this team play internationally in Spain, including Iban Salvador in Fuenlabrada and Pablo Ganet in Murcia. The captain of the team is Emilio Nsue, who has 13 international goals.
As for Côte d’Ivoire, the team advanced after winning Group K of the standings, beating Ethiopia, Madagascar and Niger with four wins, one draw and one loss.
Players on this list include Manchester United’s Eric Bailly, Fulham’s Jean Michael Seri and Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe. Max Gradel leads all Ivory Coast players in international goals with 15 and currently plays in the Turkish Super League for Sivasspor.
Ivory Coast won the AFCON 2015 and reached the quarterfinals in 2019. Equatorial Guinea last qualified in 2015, finishing fourth.