Africa Cup of Nations Day 17

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With defending champions Cameroon eradicated by Nigeria yesterday in addition to event hosts Egypt who have been shocked by South Africa, in the present day it’s time for event revelation Madagascar who play Congo in addition to Mahrez’s Algeria who’re up in opposition to Guinea.

 

Madagascar vs DR Congo

First-time AFCON individuals Madagascar face DR Congo within the Africa Cup of Nations Spherical of 16.

Date: seventh July 2019
Time: 18:00 CET
Venue: Alexandria Stadium

Madagascar is likely to be recognized extra for a trilogy of animated movies than soccer, however the script will proceed to alter if one other well-known victory is secured on the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

The event newcomers are set to make their knockout rounds debut in a shock last-16 date with Democratic Republic of Congo in Alexandria, Egypt.

It has the potential to be one other milestone second amid a dream sequence for Madagascar, who drew with Guinea, beat Burundi after which shocked Nigeria 2-Zero to advance as Group B winners.

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Anicet Andrianantenaina, the scorer of his nation’s maiden AFCON purpose two weeks in the past, put the surprising run of outcomes into perspective.

“Nobody is aware of about us, possibly solely [from] the film Madagascar,” the Ludogorets participant informed CAF On-line.

“Our secret is teamwork. We play as a workforce and we struggle for one another. There isn’t a star within the workforce and everyone seems to be equal.”

Andrianantenaina should shoulder larger accountability with fellow midfielder Marco Ilaimaharitra out by suspension.

Their opponents, DR Congo, are forward by 59 locations within the FIFA rankings however solely scraped by Group A in third place, courtesy of a victory over Zimbabwe.

Although momentum is along with his workforce, Belgium-based Ilaimaharitra admits any additional progress is a bonus.

“I’d be mendacity if I mentioned we will probably be right here as much as the ultimate,” he mentioned.

“However all I can say is that we’ll do our greatest in each sport. We are going to do our greatest to win and see how far we are able to go.”

Madagascar predicted lineup (Four-Three-Three) – Adrien; Metanire, Razakanantenaina, Fontaine, Mombris; Ilaimahartira, Anicet, Amada; Nomenjanahary, Andriatsima, Carolus

DR Congo predicted lineup (Four-Four-2) – Matampi; Issama, Mbemba, Tisserand, Ngonda; Akolo, Mulumbu, Moke, Maghoma; Bolingi, Bakambu

 

Algeria vs Guinea

Algeria face Guinea within the Spherical of 16 on the Africa Cup of Nations.

Date: seventh July 2019
Time: 21:00 CET
Venue: 30 June Stadium

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi mentioned his aspect will accept nothing lower than a primary Africa Cup of Nations triumph in 29 years as they put together to face Guinea within the spherical of 16.

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The Desert Foxes have been the event’s excellent workforce thus far, profitable all three of their matches with out conceding a purpose to high Group C.

Belmadi is aiming to develop into the primary coach to information Algeria to AFCON glory away from house soil, with their solely style of glory coming in 1990 once they beat Nigeria within the closing in Algiers.

The coach mentioned Morocco’s shock defeat to Benin on penalties after a 1-1 attract extra-time gave his aspect a reminder of the precarity of the knockout levels.

“The group stage is sort of a little event, which we did nicely in,” mentioned Belmadi. “Every sport now’s a closing.

“Morocco’s loss shocked me. We now have to be ready mentally in order that we don’t observe. We didn’t precisely want a wake-up name. If we do lose, it’ll be as a result of Guinea are the higher workforce.

“We didn’t come to be the primary of the group, we didn’t come to achieve the semi-final, we got here for a really completely different purpose that we have now not achieved for a really very long time.”

Reverse quantity Paul Put praised Belmadi’s achievements thus far and mentioned his aspect’s psychological energy can be pivotal if they’re to achieve the quarter-finals.

Guinea have reached the AFCON closing as soon as, ending as runners-up to Morocco in 1976, and so they have gained one in every of their three matches thus far, beating debutants Burundi 2-Zero final outing.

“We all know we are able to carry out in opposition to Algeria,” mentioned Put. “We now have to be real looking within the sport and keep centered all through.

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“Belmadi is a superb supervisor, and tomorrow the distinction [between the two sides] will probably be determined by how nicely we put together mentally. Going through Algeria, we have to be 200 per cent centered.”

Algeria predicted lineup (Four-Three-Three) – M’Bholi; Zeffane, Tahrat, Halliche, Fares; Boudaoui, Abeid, Bennacer; Mahrez, Slimani, Delort

Guinea predicted lineup (Four-2-Three-1) – Kone; Dyrestam, Seka, Falette, Sylla; Cisse, Diawara; Yattara, Kamano, Traore; Kaba

 

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