Despite almost crashing out at the group stage, Les Elephants managed to knock out holders Senegal during a dramatic penalty shootout as momentum starts to grow. Backed on by home support, they feel capable of anything.
Still, they will meet a tough Mali side in today’s quarter-final. The Eagles have only conceded twice all tournament and eased past Burkina Faso to reach this stage as they look for a first AFCON crown.
Here’s how to watch all the action later today.
Where to watch Mali vs Ivory Coast
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Football. Coverage starts at 4.55pm GMT ahead of a 5pm kick-off.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.