Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2023 final

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2023 final
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The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) will finally come to an end after almost a month of mouthwatering fixtures.

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast will go toe-to-toe with each other on Sunday February 11, as both teams set their sights on the Nations Cup title.

Who will emerge victorious after it's all said and done?

In this article, we'll provide Nigeria vs Ivory Coast TV options, whilst taking a look at the probable lineups for both sides.

Predicted Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups

Emerse Faé will be pleased to have Odilon Kossounou and Oumar Diakité back in action. Both players served a one-match suspension, and were unavailable for Ivory Coast's semi-final clash with DR Congo.

In like manner, José Peseiro will be able to call upon the services of Zaidu Sanusi, after the Porto player was sidelined for Nigeria's semi-final encounter with Bafana Bafana.

A 3-4-3 formation has worked well for Peseiro, so he's expected to adopt the same formation.

Meanwhile the Elephants of Ivory Coast will likely line up in a 4-3-3 formation.

On that note, these are our predicted Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups:

Nigeria

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Calvin Bassey, William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi.
Midfielders: Zaidu Sanusi, Alex Iwobi, Frank Onyeka, Ola Aina.
Strikers: Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon.

Ivory Coast

Goalkeeper: Yahia Fofana.
Defenders: Wilfried Singo, Willy Boly, Evan Ndicka, Ghislain Konan.
Midfielders: Franck Kessié, Jean Michaël Seri, Seko Fofana.
Strikers: Max Gradel, Nicolas Pépé, Simon Adingra.

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast
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Confirmed Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups

*Confirmed Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast stats

  • Ivory Coast and Nigeria already met at this tournament, the Super Eagles won by a lone goal.
  • Nigeria won the last two encounters between these teams at the AFCON.
  • The Super Eagles are the only team that's yet to lose at this tournament.
  • This will be the 29th encounter between Nigeria and Ivory Coast.
  • In the previous 28 meetings between these sides, both teams have nine wins apiece, with 10 draws between them.
  • Nigeria have three Nations Cup titles (1980, 1994 & 2013), and they met Ivory Coast en route to each of those titles.

Where to watch AFCON 2023 final on TV

Depending on which part of the World you reside, there are many TV options for the AFCON 2023 final.

Fans from Nigeria can tune into Supersport, AfroSport TV, NTA Sports 24 and StarTimes for live coverage of this match.

Meanwhile Canal+ will broadcast this match on TV for fans who reside in Ivory Coast, as well as every French-speaking African country.

Furthermore, those from most North African and Middle Eastern countries can catch all the action live on beIN Sports, while Sub-Saharan countries will be able to watch on Supersport.

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast
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Here are other TV options for the AFCON 2023 final:

United Kingdom & Ireland: BBC Three, Now TV UK, Sky Go UK, Sky Sports Main Event.

France, Monaco & Andorra: beIN Sports 1.

Austria & Germany: Sportdigital Fußball, DAZN.

Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sport Klub 1.

Brazil: Band Play.

Denmark, Greenland, Norway & Sweden: Viaplay.

Finland: V Sport 2 Suomi, Elisa Viihde Sport.

Netherlands: Ziggo Sport.

Italy: Sportitalia.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

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