AFCON Ivory Coast vs Egypt : Team news and possible line-ups- AFCON 2021

Ivory Coast vs Egypt

Ivory Coast and Egypt will face off this afternoon at the Japoma Stadium with the aim to book their place for the 2021 Africa Cup of nations (AFCON) quarterfinals.

The Elephants received a huge boos ahead of this important clash as Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly is declared fit to play against the Paharaons.

However, Ivory Coast head coach Patrice Beaumelle said the 27-year old defender will wear “a face mask” after his head injury against Sierra Leone on matchday 2 of he group stages.

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On the other hand, Carlos Queiroz has a complete groupe as Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Al Ittihad Jeddah centre-back Ahmed Hegazi as well as Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy are all available for this decisive game.

The winner of this tie will take on Morocco who booted out Malawi on Tuesday night with a stunning Achraf Hakimi free-kick.

Possible line-ups

Ivory Coast XI : B. Sangaré – Aurier, Bailly, Deli, Konan – I. Sangaré, Seri, Kessié – Pépé, Haller, Gradel.

Egypt XI : El Shenawy – Abdel Whed, Hegazy, M. A. Monem, Ashraf – Elneny, El Sulaya, Saïd – Salah, M. Mohamed, Marmoush.

Kick off : 16:00 GMT


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