Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel & squad news

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel & squad news – The report talks about the return of Tembo (Ivorian national football team) Ebimpe for their first match after losing 4-0 to Equatorial Guinea in the group stage. The team will have the opportunity to recover from their previous defeat in front of their fans in Abidjan.

On the other hand, Congo is aiming to reach the final of the tournament for the first time since 1974. “Group stage” refers to the initial phase of the tournament in which teams compete in groups before entering the knockout stage.

Kick-off time

Game: Ivory Coast vs DR Congo
Date: 07 February 2024
Kick-off: 22h00 SA Time, 21h00 WAT
Venue: Alassane Ouattara Stadium

How to watch Ivory Coast vs DR Congo online – TV channels & live streams

Online Streaming TV Channel
DStv.com/DStv Now App SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 20/SABC 1

Ivory Coast team news

The hosts will be without Serge Aurier due to a card collection ban. This means that he has received multiple yellow cards in previous matches, resulting in a suspension for the next match. In addition, Odilon Kossounou will also not be in the team. Kossounou was sent off for two yellow cards in the 45th minute against Mali. This means that he received two yellow cards in a short period of time, which led to a red card and suspension.

Furthermore, Oumar Diakite will not be available for the hosts. Diakite got the second place after scoring a crucial goal in the quarter-final match. This suggests that he received a yellow card early in the game and then received another shortly after scoring a crucial goal, leading to a red card and suspension in the following game.

Ivory Coast possible XI: Fofana, Singo, Ndicka, Boly, Konan; Seri, Kessie, Pepe, Fofana, Adingra, Haller

DR Congo team news

The Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team did not have the services of Gael Kakuta, former Chelsea player, in either the round of 16 matches or the quarterfinals.

There are uncertainties about his availability for the next game due to injury. If Kakuta does not recover in time, the team could stay with the same lineup for the semifinal match. This could potentially affect the team’s strategy and performance as they progress through the tournament.

DR Congo possible XI: M’Pasi, Kalulu, Mbemba, Inonga, Masuaku, Pickel, Moutoussamy, Elia, Bongonda, Wissa, Bakambu

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