Host Country Ivory Coast Faces Nigeria in Nations Cup Final

Host Country Ivory Coast Faces Nigeria in Nations Cup Final

South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo play for 3rd and 4th place

In the 2023 African Cup of Nations (Nations Cup), which will determine the strongest country in African soccer,

the host country, Côte d’Ivoire, and Nigeria will face off for the championship. 온라인카지노

Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire advanced to the finals by beating the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1-0 in the semifinals of the tournament held at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire on the 8th (Korean time).

The Côte d’Ivoire, ranked 49th in the FIFA rankings,

will challenge for its third trophy in nine years since 2015.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Sebastien Alle fired a right-footed volley from the left penalty area in the 20th minute of the second half, and the ball, which bounced once on the ground,

passed over the goalkeeper and into the net at the top of the goal, marking the first goal.

Nigeria (42nd) also advanced to the finals by winning 4-2 in a penalty shootout against South Africa (66th) in the semifinals held on this day after a 1-1 tie for 120 minutes until overtime.

The Nigeria is attempting to win its fourth title in 11 years since 2013.

Nigeria took a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute of the second half when William Troost Ekong scored a penalty kick.

However, in the 45th minute of the second half,

a penalty kick was awarded to South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena, allowing the score to be tied.

Both teams failed to score additional points in the first and second halves of overtime and entered a penalty shootout.

With Nigeria leading 3-2 until the fourth kicker, Kelechi Iheanacho, who took the fifth kicker,

neatly kicked the ball to tie the game.

The final between Ivory Coast and Nigeria will be held on the 12th.

The 3rd and 4th place match between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo was scheduled for the 11th, a day earlier.

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