Senegal vs Ivory Coast LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Senegal vs Ivory Coast LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Senegal vs Ivory Coast LIVE!

Africa Cup of Nations defending champions Senegal were sent home after a penalty shootout defeat to hosts Ivory Coast on Monday. Franck Kessie scored the winning spot-kick having levelled the game from 12 yards in the final five minutes of normal time, after Habib Diallo's early goal for the Lions.

As hosts, it has not been a straightforward AFCON for Ivory Coast and manager Jean-Louis Gasset was sacked after winning only one group game. However, they squeezed into the knockouts as the lowest-ranked team before appointing Emerse Fae to take charge of the rest of their tournament.

Senegal arrived as the Cup of Nations holders and many people's favourites, a billing they had more than lived up to so far with a 100 per cent winning record in the group stage. However, they struggled to build on going ahead and were punished in the most dramatic manner possible.

Senegal vs Ivory Coast highlights

  • GOAL! Habib Diallo fires Senegal ahead early on

  • GOAL! Franck Kessie levels from spot at the death

  • PENALTIES! Kessie nets winner for hosts

Highlights: Franck Kessie nets penalty winner

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The equaliser then the shootout winner, both from the spot... talk about a super sub!

Party in the press box!

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Ivory Coast fans are determined to enjoy this moment - whether their profession calls for it or not!

Outstanding from Ivory Coast

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They were dead and buried after a humiliating end to the group stage.

Yet only days later they are now quarter-finalists at their home AFCON after knocking out the holders on penalties.

Burkina Faso or Mali await them next on Saturday evening in Bouake.


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Franck Kessie has already scored one penalty tonight...

Now he can deliver Ivory Coast a winning spot-kick.



Penalties: Senegal 4-4 Ivory Coast

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It simply has to go in now for Sadio Mane.

He's delivered winners in shootouts, can he now keep them alive here?


Penalties: Senegal 3-4 Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast holds its breath and Serge Aurier scores!

Penalties: Senegal 3-3 Ivory Coast

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The Lions have very little margin for error now.

Bamba Dieng, a late substitute, buries his effort.

Penalties: Senegal 2-3 Ivory Coast

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Huge, huge chance now for Sebastien Haller... top corner!

Penalties: Senegal 2-2 Ivory Coast

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Senegal send Moussa Niakhate, another defender, up and he HITS THE POST!

Penalties: Senegal 2-2 Ivory Coast

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Three up, three goals. Will that change as Christian Kouame steps up for Ivory Coast?

Accurate, powerful and 2-2.

Penalties: Senegal 2-1 Ivory Coast

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It's Pape Sarr for Senegal.

Long run up and into the back of the net!

Penalties: Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast

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Nicolas Pepe for the hosts...

Just about gets it into the corner!

Penalties: Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast

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Here we go then.

Senegal vs Ivory Coast. Lions vs Elephants. Edouard Mendy vs Yahia Fofana.

First up steps Kalidou Koulibaly, the Senegal captain.

Calmly done. Goal.

Penalty shootout up next

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Pure drama in this Africa Cup of Nations knockout tie.

Either the hosts or the holders are about to be sent home in the cruellest of fashions.

The coin toss goes to Ivory Coast to choose end and Senegal choose who goes first.

How each teams' penalty records fare

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Senegal off course won the 2021 AFCON on penalties, against Egypt. They also downed the same team in a shootout to reach the last World Cup.

Ivory Coast won the 1992 and 2015 tournaments on spot-kicks but were beaten by Egypt and Algeria on penalties at the last two AFCONs.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | Full time!

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It will be penalties.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 120+2 mins

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Ivory Coast want a penalty after a ball into the box, yet the foul goes the other way.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 120 mins

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The board goes up for two added minutes.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 118 mins

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Bamba Dieng on for Abdou Diallo as Senegal throw on an extra attacker.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 115 mins

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We may get a bit of stoppage time shortly, with a delay for Wilfried Singo to replace Odilon Kossounou after the Bayer Leverkusen defender requires treatment.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 113 mins

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Good parry of Christian Kouame's cross by Edouard Mendy after Ivory Coast sprung a strong counter.

Back up the other end and Idrissa Gueye nearly catches up to a Sadio Mane cross! The hosts escape.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 111 mins

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There's a sense that a winner might just arrive that an error as penalties loom, with neither side willing to throw too many men forward.

Let's see how the two managers play their remaining substitutions too, three in hand for Senegal and one for Ivory Coast.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 108 mins

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Extra time has been markedly more open than the initial 90 minutes but there is a real feeling these players are tiring.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | Kick-off!

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A short break for some team talks and we are back underway.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | Half-time!

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A cross to the far-post draws Yahia Fofana out to deny Sadio Mane at close range.

That's the break...

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 105 mins

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One added minute.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 102 mins

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Eventually the ball arrives and a header allows the ball to sit up for Abou Diallo... the defenders tries an overhead kick! Wide.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 101 mins

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A deflected cross forces Yahia Fofana to backpedal before clattering the post as Ivory Coast concede a corner. He'll need some work done before that comes in.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 98 mins

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Serge Aurier popping up in the Senegal final third to drill a dipping effort just off target.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 96 mins

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Serge Aurier takes the seventh booking of the game for arriving late on Sadio Mane.

That will herald a Senegal change, Iliman Ndiaye on for Ismaila Sarr.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 94 mins

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Simon Adingra snaps up a loose pass from Pape Sarr but flies a shot well off target.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 92 mins

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Let's see what Senegal can produce with some time to digest that late penalty blow.

Ismaila Sarr bursts forward but Nicolas Jackson had gone for a ball that didn't arrive, and is offside when play finally catches up with him.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | Kick-off!

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Great atmosphere at Yamoussoukro with the fans up singing and dancing during the break.

The two captains run through the final details with the referee and we get extra time underway.

Highlights: Franck Kessie levels score late on

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Nerves of steel from the Ivory Coast midfielder.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | Full time!

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The 90 minutes is up... we will require an extra 30 and maybe even penalties to separate these two teams.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 90+6 mins

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Late corner for Senegal as Idrissa Gueye's shot is deflected wide...

Far too deep and out for a throw-in.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 90+4 mins

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Chance for Ivory Coast to load the box after a Kalidou Koulibaly foul. Chipped in too briskly by Nicolas Pepe... goal kick.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 90 mins

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Sadio Mane wins a foul off Jean Michael Seri and that's our latest yellow card of the night.

The board goes up. SEVEN minutes between these two teams and extra time.

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Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 89 mins

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Idrissa Gueye on to add a bit of experience to Senegal's midfield, for the booked Lamine Camara.

Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | 88 mins

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The hosts are back on the attack... Les Elephants' tails are up.

Can they nick a winner?

GGGOOAALLLLL!!!! Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast | Kessie, 86'

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Edouard Mendy booked for his foul and he must now produce some heroics to deny the hosts a huge route back into this Cup of Nations...

It will be the substitute Franck Kessie for Ivory Coast.


Penalty to Ivory Coast!

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No doubt about this, Edouard Mendy completely beaten and he takes out the attacker.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 83 mins

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To the screen!

Christian Kouame was also booked for the protests but now Aliou Cisse and another Senegal coach has been shown a yellow card...

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 82 mins

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Ivory Coast want a penalty! The referee says no!

Nicolas Pepe bursts into the box, is wiped out by the goalkeeper's flying challenge and somehow it isn't given.

VAR will surely have a look?

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 80 mins

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Big call from Emerse Fae as Seko Fofana, Ivory Coast's best player at this AFCON, is off for Christian Kouame.

It's an attacking change, that's for sure.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 77 mins

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Straight off from the cooling break, a long ball catches Senegal out and Nicolas Pepe hits a shot straight at Edouard Mendy.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 74 mins

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Ivory Coast force a fine double stop from Edouard Mendy, the second from point-blank range.

This game is really opening up and Sadio Mane goes close down the other end!

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 73 mins

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Well look who it is! Sebastien Haller is on for his AFCON debut!

The poster boy of this Cup of Nations arrives alongside Franck Kessie, with Ibrahim Sangare and Jean-Philippe Krasso taken off.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 72 mins

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Lamine Camara rather harshly booked for lingering around the back of Nicolas Pepe, who takes a tumble to win the foul.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 70 mins

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Bit more pressure from Senegal of late, Lamine Camara the next to try his luck from range. Low, hard... and wide.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 67 mins

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Half a chance for Ismail Jakobs after Senegal look to punish a mistake in Ivory Coast clearing their lines.

The ball is spun wide by Sadio Mane yet his shot is wide.

Habib Diallo departs for Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 65 mins

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Calls for a foul from the home fans as Max Gradel goes down by the box.

No such luck and Emerse Fae reaches for his bench.

Nicolas Pepe and Simon Adingra replace Oumar Diakite and Gradel.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 59 mins

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Habib Diallo booked for leaving Evan Ndicka on the floor in a collision. He led with his arm and caught the Ivorian in the face.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 56 mins

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Just getting the replay for Ismaila Sarr going down in the box, doesn't look like a penalty here.

The Senegal attacker just delays his run and lets Odilon Kossounou make contact from behind. Nothing really in it.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 54 mins

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Another good effort by Oumar Diakite, swinging a cross into the six-yard box - no attacker really gambled though and it flashes across the face of goal.

Up the other end and Senegal want a penalty! No dice!

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 53 mins

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Fine run into the box by Oumar Diakite but the Ivory Coast winger hits the byline and clips a cross right at the keeper.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 49 mins

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Senegal work the corner short and Kalidou Koulibaly flicks a header wide.

It feels like the Cup of Nations defending champions have the ability to turn it on with the flick of a switch, even though Ivory Coast have held the most territory and are within a goal of levelling up.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 47 mins

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Ismaila Sarr into the box with a quick free-kick and Yahia Fofana parries his low effort wide.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | Kick-off!


We are back underway in Yamoussoukro for this AFCON knockout tie.

No changes at the break.

Ivory Coast angered by VAR


Sadio Mane was only handed a yellow card for an early studs-up challenge, shortly after the goal.

Aside from that, there has been little to shout about for the hosts with Edouard Mendy barely tested in the Senegalese goal despite plenty of possession around their box.

Senegal justify their lead

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A fast start from the Lions has been followed by stout defending from their five-man backline.

They will likely need to push on and make a bit more of a dent in the Ivorian backline if they want a second but for now it is going the holders' way.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | Half-time!

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That's the break in the AFCON last-16 tie.

Senegal lead via Habib Diallo's fourth-minute goal.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 45+4 mins

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Tottenham midfielder Pape Sarr takes aim from 25 yards but pings it high and well wide.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 45 mins

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Sadio Mane breaks down the left and Habib Diallo pops up at the near post.

Yahia Fofana gets a toe to it at a vital time and the chance goes.

Five minutes added on.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 42 mins

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A second corner in quick succession for Les Elephants, Seko Fofana once again central to carrying the ball forward.

A better delivery by Jean Michael Seri but Kalidou Koulibaly spots it well to head away.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 40 mins

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Sadio Mane up one end then Jean-Philippe Krasso down the other both try and wriggle into the penalty area but are crowded out well.

Seko Fofana bombs into the box once more and cuts the ball back on the stretch to win a well-earned corner.

Well cleared by Senegal.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 37 mins

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Plenty of effort and energy going into this game by both teams but the defences have been completely on top since the early goal.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 32 mins

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Play is resumed in Yamoussoukro with Senegal a goal to the good.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 30 mins

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Another free-kick chance for Ivory Coast, another overhit ball floating away from the danger area.

Jean Michael Seri the culprit this time and we will have a cooling break.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 27 mins

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Lovely link-up between Jean-Philippe Krasso and Seko Fofana, whose burst into the box is expertly mopped up by Lamine Camara.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 26 mins

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Senegal's very organised defence is sitting pretty with Ivory Coast edging the possession stats.

Ismaila Sarr has been a key outlet in the last few moments, winning a pair of fouls to repel the hosts.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 20 mins

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Sustained pressure in the Senegal half suggests the hosts have finally arrived at this game...

No shot on goal as of yet though.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 16 mins

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Nice work by Seko Fofana to carry the ball forward for Les Elephants, until a loose control allows Edouard Mendy to hoof clear under pressure.

The crowd are boosted by a little bright spot by Ivory Coast but Senegal win a foul to quell the pressure.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 13 mins

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Ibrahim Sangare departs on a stretcher to get play back underway.

Anyone who has watched this tournament will know that a stretcher doesn't quite have the same impact as Premier League football and the like, it appears he'll be given the chance to run that injury off.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 11 mins

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Ibrahim Sangare is the Ivory Coast man on the deck receiving treatment on his shin. No sign of VAR calling for a red card as we await the restart.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 9 mins

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Sadio Mane booked for a nasty studs-up lunge, just over the ball.

VAR will have a look about upgrading this...

Highlights: Habib Diallo breaks deadlock

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Lovely work by Sadio Mane for the assist.

Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | 6 mins

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A first Ivorian attack sees Max Gradel's free-kick floated too deep, and Edouard Mendy can collect.

This is the nightmare Emerse Fae will have feared.

GGGOOOOAAALLLL!!! Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast | H. Diallo, 4'

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Ivory Coast unable to deal with a ball in from the left and Lions striker Habib Diallo thumps home, high into the roof of the net.

Senegal 0-0 Ivory Coast | 1 min

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Sadio Mane rushes upfield to win a corner but Abdou Diallo commits a foul leaping to meet the ball in.

Early intent from Senegal, they know how a goal might rock this potentially wobbly Ivorian boat.

Senegal vs Ivory Coast | Kick-off!

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It's a proper west African rumble in the AFCON knockouts.

A place in the quarter-final is up for grabs as we get underway!

Not long to wait now

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Brilliant rendition of the Ivorian anthem from the hosts, many fans arm-in-arm along with the squad as they belt it out.

Final pre-game ceremonies to be dealt with before kick-off, as captains Serge Aurier and Kalidou Koulibaly - two impeccably experienced players - meet referee Pierre Atcho of Gabon in the centre circle.

Time for the national anthems

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We start with Senegal's 'Le Lion rouge' before the hosts serenade us with 'L'Abidjanaise'.

Here come the players!

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The two teams emerge out the tunnel at Stade Charles Konan Banny.

Senegal vs Ivory Coast | Countdown to kick-off

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We have just ten minutes to go until kick-off in front of a packed house in central Ivory Coast.

Earlier on, El-Hadji Diouf appeared on the pitch to give a pep talk to the Senegal stars.

Who is Emerse Fae?

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Emerse Fae's 40th birthday present was being named Ivory Coast interim manager after Jean-Louis Gasset was sacked for their woeful display in the group stages.

Two-time Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard was the first choice but the French FA prevented him from taking leave from his role with their women's national team.

The France-born Ivorian played 41 times for his country including in the 2006 AFCON final.

His playing career started with Nantes before a £2.5m club-record move to Reading in 2007, which went disastrously. Fae made little impression and once refused to play for the reserves, before being shipped back to Ligue 1 with Nice.

An ongoing phlebitis issue caused him to retire from playing aged just 28 before he moved into coaching with the Nice youth teams. After a spell with Clermont's reserves he took charge of Ivory Coast's U23s in 2022, before working as Gasset's assistant - and earning this almighty promotion.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Senegal taking nothing for granted

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Lions coach Aliou Cisse insisted pre-game that Ivory Coast's poor turn in the group stage will mean nothing when tonight's match begins.

“Our team is going through a good period after three matches, where we achieved good results in the group stage, and I am satisfied with it,” he told reporters.

“We will play a very difficult match. If we win, we will continue the adventure, and if we lose, we will return home.

“We qualified with nine points and the opponent with three points, this does not matter. Now a new competition has begun. Ivory Coast remains a major team in Africa, they have good players.

“The defeat in their last two matches remain just an accident, they will show another performance in front of their fans."

Emerse Fae opens up on tough week for Ivorians

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New interim Ivory Coast boss Emerse Fae faced a tough time on the training pitch, keeping his players ready for a tournament they may have been knocked out of.

"We had two or three days that were very difficult mentally," revealed Fae, whose team had to wait 48 hours to find out they had qualified thanks to Morocco's defeat of Zambia.

"It was very difficult for us to focus on our work. We needed to let the wounds of the 4-0 defeat heal and then pray that we would qualify.

"It was like a liberation for us when Morocco beat Zambia on Wednesday."

Still no Sebastien Haller in the line-up

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The Borussia Dortmund striker was the poster boy of this AFCON yet he's still yet to play a single minute for Ivory Coast.

He was, at the very least, in training this week.

Warm-ups underway

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The two sets of players are making their way onto the pitch in Yamoussoukro as we approach kick-off.

How AFCON knockouts look ahead of kick-off

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Burkina Faso and Mali play tomorrow for the right to face tonight's winners in the last eight.

The semi-finals will then feature either DR Congo or Guinea... a very open pathway for either of these teams.

Formation change for Senegal

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Having missed training yesterday, Senegal midfielder Pape Gueye is not named in their starting XI.

Lamine Camara returns with Aliou Cisse switching to a 3-4-3 system.

That means there is space for both Abdou Diallo and Moussa Niakhate at the back.

Here are the Lions arriving at the ground earlier on...

Five changes for Ivory Coast

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Emerse Fae sticks with the 4-3-3 seen by the Ivorians earlier in the tournament but switches things up personnel wise.

Bayer Leverkusen defender Odilon Kossounou and captain Serge Aurier drop in at the back for Willy Boly and Wilfried Singo.

Franck Kessie is replaced by Jean-Michel Seri in midfield and there are starts for both Max Gradel and Jean-Philippe Krasso up top. Nicolas Pepe and Christian Kouame drop out.

All over in Abidjan

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Cape Verde are into the quarter-finals!

A late penalty gives them a 1-0 win over Mauritania and they will play Morocco or South Africa in the next round.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

How Senegal line up for tonight's game

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Senegal XI: E. Mendy; Diatta, Koulibaly, Niakhate, A. Diallo, Jakobs; P. Sarr, Camara; I. Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane

Ivory Coast team news is in!

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Ivory Coast XI: Y. Fofana; Aurier, Kossounou, Ndicka, Konan; S. Fofana, Seri, Sangare; Diakite, Krasso, Gradel

Huge goal in the early kick-off

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Cape Verde have netted a late, late penalty to take the lead against Mauritania!

The early last-16 kick-off is now into stoppage time...

Senegal vs Ivory Coast | Countdown to kick-off

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We have about one hour and 15 minutes until this huge last-16 tie begins.

Team news due up next with the fans already getting the atmosphere going!


Match odds


Senegal to qualify: 4/7

Ivory Coast to qualify: 5/4

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Head-to-head record

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The Ivorians have not won any of the last three meetings with Senegal.

Senegal wins: 8

Ivory Coast wins: 14

Draws: 3

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