Thomas Sinicky, Media365: Posted on February 9, 2024 at 4:26 pm.
The African title will be handed out on Sunday amid jubilation as Ivory Coast catches fire behind elephants from nowhere.
The Africa Cup of Nations has been broadcast exclusively on beIN SPORTS since the start of the tournament, with the final between Ivory Coast and Nigeria also broadcast unencrypted on W9. “Elephants push the limits of the impossible and face the Nigerian Super Eagles,” the group's channel M6 presents the event. As the SuperBowl is televised on M6 from Sunday to Monday night, the evening will be mostly sports (kick-off at 12:30pm French time).
To the Ivorian community in France
The Ivorians reached the final in a Hollywood atmosphere. Defeated 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea in their last group game, they could only check their place in the top three with Morocco beating Gambia (1-0) in the last minute. Then, with Emerse Faé on the bench to replace Jean-Louis Gasset, who was withdrawn during the match, they equalized before winning on penalties on a late goal to advance to the round of 16 against favorites and defending champions Senegal. -1 ap, tab: 5-4). In the quarter-finals, progress was even more incredible with an equalizer in the 90th minute in front of Mali, and then a decisive goal in extra time (2-1 after).
The finale could be followed by as many as possible in the Ivorian community in France, and the strength of the elephants' enthusiasm would be proportionate to the surprise created by the maneuver. Lens – Friborg and OM – Shakhtar will be broadcast on W9 next week and in two weeks' time, during the Europa League play-offs.
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