Quarterfinal action will continue on Day 14 of the Africa Cup of Nations with the continent’s heavyweights set to face off.
Ghana and Mali are through to the semifinals already, with two more teams set to join them after today’s matches.
With the competition winding down, the excitement is heating up and there are memorable moments still to be produced.
Here is the viewing info as well as previews for both of the remaining quarterfinal fixtures.
When: Sunday, February 3, at 9:50 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. kickoff) and 1:20 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. kickoff)
Where: Royal Bafokeng Stadium and Mbombela Stadium in South Africa
Watch: EuroSport (Live stream only in U.S.)
Live Stream: ESPN3.com
Ivory Coast vs. Nigeria
With so much talent on the pitch, this match has the potential to be one of the finest fixtures of the entire competition. Ivory Coast is the favorite to win the tournament, but it will be seriously tested in its quarterfinal matchup with Nigeria.
English Premier League fans will see plenty of familiar faces on both sides of the pitch. Stars such as Yaya Toure and Gervinho will line up for the Ivory Coast, while John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will be trying to lead Nigeria to an upset victory.
The Super Eagles have displayed wonderful ability but have also been plagued by inconsistency. It will take their best match to stay alive against the Ivory Coast.
But this may prove to be the toughest test of the tournament for the favorites, and they too must perform at a high level to advance.
Prediction: Ivory Coast 3, Nigeria 1
Burkina Faso vs. Togo
While this match doesn’t have the same star power as the other quarterfinal, it does have the potential to be a high-scoring affair.
Burkina Faso’s striking pair of Moumouni Dagano and Alain Traore are capable of producing moments of bliss in front of goal.
At the other end, Togo will be doing everything possible to feed Emmanuel Adebayor. He is one of the stars of the tournament, and if he receives quality opportunities, his name may appear on the scoresheet multiple times.
Given the skills of the strikers in this showdown, fireworks will be likely in the second game of the day.
Prediction: Togo 3, Burkina Faso 2
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