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Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live updates: Africa Cup of Nations team news, line-ups and predictions

Follow all the action as two of the heavyweights at AFCON face off in a mouthwatering Group A clash at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe

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What to expect at AFCON

What to expect at AFCONWhat to expect at AFCON

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Coming to the tournament late? Want to inform yourself of some of the key storylines around Mo Salah and Andre Onana? Interested in hearing from Ivory Coast stalwart Sol Bamba?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, or even if you didn’t, watch our ‘What to expect at AFCON 2024’ show from The Athletic Football Podcast’s YouTube channel here.

Host Ayo Akinwolere is joined by former international defender Sol Bamba as well as The Athletic’s Jay Harris, Mark Critchley and Thom Harris to discuss all the biggest talking points.

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How to watch: Ivory Coast vs Nigeria

You can tune in to the action using these TV channels.

UK: Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event.

US: beIN SPORTS.

Our venue tonight

Our venue tonightOur venue tonight

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The Alassane Ouattara Stadium, also known as the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe and previously the National Stadium of the Ivory Coast.

It holds 60,012 people, which is an oddly precise number.

It’s named after the incumbent Ivorian president.

When does the match kick off?

It gets started at 5pm GMT in the UK and local time, which equates to 12pm/midday ET and 9am PT in the US.

Hello and welcome to today’s live blog!

Hello and welcome to today's live blog!Hello and welcome to today's live blog!

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Today, two of the biggest names in African football face off: Ivory Coast and Nigeria.

The hosting Ivorians will be hoping to lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in front of their own fans, while Nigeria are also one of the favourites to end the tournament triumphant.

Whichever team wins today will take a massive step towards getting out of Group A and setting themselves up nicely for the knockout stages.

Don’t go anywhere!



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