AFCON 2021: Where to watch Ivory Coast vs Algeria, Gambia vs Tunisia, etc live on Jan 20

On Thursday the final list of teams eligible to play in the knockout round will be complete with the last four fixtures set to be played. A number of upsets have ensued already with a handful of tournament favorites failing to win their respective groups while others have outrightly exited the competition. In the case of the latter, the Black Stars of Ghana crashed out of the tournament after failing to pick up a win in all three group games and, ahead of the upcoming fixtures, many dread the fact that defending champions Algeria may well suffer the same fate should they fall to Ivory Coast.

In contrast, the Elephants are well placed to progress to the next round and should do okay with a draw. The same remains true for Equatorial Guinea who will be taking on Sierre Leone in their final group game of Group E. In Group F, Gambia, Mali and Tunisia all have realistic chances to progress while bottom-dwellers have an outside chance to do same. Here is all you need to know ahead of the upcoming Group E and Group F games:

Group E

Ivory Coast vs Algeria: The two African giants collide in Group E as they look to seal their respective fate inside the Douala Stadium on Thursday. After failing to win either of their first two games, Algeria will need all three points to advance to the round of 16, while the Elephants will be satisfied with a split of the spoils. The current AFCON trophy holders have had a torrid time navigating the course of their title defense - their recent plight being a defeat to Equatorial Guinea which brought an incredible 35-game unbeaten run to an end. Earlier, they were denied a sound footing by Sierre Leone in their opening group game.

For Ivory Coast, at least a draw should suffice as far as their ambition to quaify for the knockout stage is concerned. The Elephants were denied a second straight win and an early ticket to the last 16 on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 draw with a resilient Sierra Leone side. They approach the game with Algeria unbeaten in all but one of their last 14 games in all competitions, winning nine and drawing the remaining four.

Predicted llneups

Ivory Coast: Sangare; Aurier, Kossounou, Deli, Konan; Kessie, Seri, Sangare; Zaha, Haller, Pepe

Algeria: M'Bolhi; Bensebaini, Atal, Mandi, Bedrane; Belkebla, Brahimi, Boulaya; Mahrez, Bounedjah, Benrahma.

Broadcast information

Côte d'Ivoire vs Algeria Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Thursday 20 January 11:00am ET / 4:00pm GMT / 5:00pm CET
Stadium: Stade Omnisport de Douala (Douala)
Algeria: beIN Sports MAX 1 Arabia, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Australia: Foxtel Now, beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports
Canada: beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 2, Free
Germany: DAZN, sportdigital, sportdigital LIVE
Indonesia: beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, beIN Sports 3 Indonesia, Vidio, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Netherlands: ESPN, Watch ESPN
Nigeria: SuperSport MaXimo 2, SuperSport GOtv Select 2, SuperSport PSL, StarTimes App, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, DStv Now
Portugal: Canal 11
United Kingdom: Sky Go UK, BBC Sport Web, BBC iPlayer, NOW, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, BBC Red Button
United States: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fuboTV, Fanatiz USA

Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea: Only a point separates Sierra Leone in third place and Equatorial Guinea in second place as both teams head into the final Group stage fixture in the ongoing AFCON 2022 tournament. The pair will lockhorns inside the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Thursday with hopes of progressing to the next round of the competition. After extraordinarily dealing with the threats of group favorites Algeria and Ivory Coast, the two teams could well defy all odds and secure tickets to the knockout stage with a draw. 

Predicted lineups

Sierra Leone: Kamara; Wright, Caulker, Bangura, Kakay; J Kamara, Quee, Turay, Bundu; K Kamara, A Kamara

Equatorial Guinea: Mbara; Akapo, Coco, Obiang, Ndong; Salvador, Ganet, Machin, Buyla; Nlavo, Nsue.

Broadcast information

Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Thursday 20 January 11:00am ET / 4:00pm GMT / 5:00pm CET
Stadium: Stade Omnisport de Limbe (Limbé)
Australia: Foxtel Now, beIN SPORTS 2, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
Equatorial Guinea: DStv Now, SuperSport GOtv Select 1, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport MaXimo 1
France: beIN Sports 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free
Germany: sportdigital LIVE
Indonesia: beIN Sports 1 Indonesia, Vidio, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Netherlands: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN
Nigeria: SuperSport MaXimo 1, SuperSport Variety 4, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport GOtv Select 1, StarTimes App
Sierra Leone: SuperSport GOtv Select 1, DStv Now, StarTimes App, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport MaXimo 1
United Kingdom: NOW, Sky Sports Premier League, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK
United States: Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fuboTV

Group F

Gambia vs Tunisia:

Gambia and Tunisia meet at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Thursday, separated by only one point in Group F of the Africa Cup of Nations. Gambia is currently in first place in Group A, tied on four points with Mali in second place, while the Eagles of Carthage are in third place with three points from two games.

Last Sunday, the Scorpions continued their strong start to the Africa Cup of Nations by battling back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw against Mali. The Tunisians, meanwhile, kicked off their AFCON campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over Mauritania at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium last time out. Against Gambia, a draw should be enough to guarantee both sides passage into the Round of 16.

Predicted lineups

Gambia: Jobe; Modou, Colley, Gomez, Touray; Adams, Bobb, Marreh, Jallow; Barrow, Ceesay

Tunisia: Said; Mathlouthi, Ifa, Talbi, Maaloul; Slimane, Skhiri, Chaalali; Mejbri; Khazri, Laidouni.

Broadcast information

Gambia vs Tunisia Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Thursday 20 January 2:00pm ET / 7:00pm GMT / 8:00pm CET
Stadium: Stade Omnisport de Limbe (Limbé)
Australia: Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1
Canada: beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
France: Free, beIN Sports 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Gambia: SuperSport Football Plus ROA, SuperSport GOtv Select 2, DStv Now, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
Germany: DAZN, sportdigital, sportdigital LIVE
Indonesia: beIN Sports 3 Indonesia, Vidio, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Netherlands: ESPN 3, Watch ESPN
Nigeria: DStv Now, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport GOtv Select 2, SuperSport PSL, StarTimes App
Portugal: Canal 11
Tunisia: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 1 Arabia
United Kingdom: Sky Go UK, NOW, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Arena
United States: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fuboTV, Fanatiz USA

Mali vs Mauritania: On Thursday, Mali and Mauritania will face off in their final group game of the 2021 AFCON campaign at the Douala Stadium. After losing their first two games, Mauritania will be looking to end the tournament on a positive note, while the Eagles only need a draw to guarantee their position in the round of 16. 

Mali was denied an early ticket to the final 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations last Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited Gambia side after overcoming Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Mauritania became the third side to confirm their exit from the tournament after falling to a 4-0 thrashing against Tunisia last time out.

Predicted lineups

Mali: Mounkoro; Haidara, Kouyate, Sacko, Traore; Samassekou, Camara, Bissouma; Djenepo, Traore, Kone

Mauritania: Diop; Thiam, Abeid, Yali, Houbeibib; Karamoko, N'Diaye, Fofana, Mahmoud; Ba, Kamara.

Broadcast information

Mali vs Mauritania Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Thursday 20 January 2:00pm ET / 7:00pm GMT / 8:00pm CET
Stadium: Stade Omnisport de Douala (Douala)
Australia: Foxtel Now, beIN SPORTS 2, Kayo Sports
Canada: fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español
France: Free, beIN Sports MAX 4, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: sportdigital LIVE
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Mali: Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport GOtv Select 1, DStv Now
Mauritania: SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport GOtv Select 1, beIN Sports MAX 2 Arabia, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, DStv Now
Netherlands: Watch ESPN, ESPN 4
Nigeria: StarTimes App, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, SuperSport Variety 4, SuperSport GOtv Select 1
United Kingdom: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Premier League, NOW, Sky Go UK
United States: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz USA, fuboTV

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