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2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview: Cote d’Ivoire – Equatorial Guinea

posted by – Februrary 4th, 2012


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Kalou, Drogba, Gervinho
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Bolado, Juvenal, Fidjeu-Tazemeta, Konate
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Fireworks, physical football and tight marking are just some of what should be expected in the second quarterfinal game of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

It is a battle of tournament favorite against a co-host which has stunned its critics. The west Africans arrive at the knock out stage with a clean sheet and have so far proven to be the strongest side in the 28th edition of the continental flagship.

The central Africans, debutantes though they are, have left both admirers and critics shell-shocked and after having crashed Senegal out from the competition with a 2-1 victory.

On paper the Elephants have won the game with a star-studded unit comprising of Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Arsenal’s Gervinho, but the Nzalang Nacional could pose as a strong opposition coupled with the huge home support at their disposal.


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