Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Africa Cup of Nations

Hosts Ivory Coast take on Nigeria in the second group stage match of Group A in the Africa Cup of Nations. 

Ivory Coast come into this one on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in the opening match of the tournament. 

While Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea. Victor Osimhen scored the only goal for the Super Eagles, and the Napoli striker will be the man to watch out for this evening.

Seko Fofana of Al Nassr scored a rocket to kick off Ivory Coast’s tournament and he is the main man in midfield for the hosts. 

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary.

MORE: AFCON results, scores, group tables 

Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live score

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Ivory Coast vs Nigeria live updates, highlights from AFCON

1 hour until kickoff: It should be a cracking atmosphere this evening. Team news is next…

1 hour 30 minutes until kickoff: Could we see Haller in action today? Ivory Coast manager Jean-Louis Gasset provided this update: “The decision to select him was always based on when he would be available and he joined the rest of the team in training and we are hopeful he will be fit.

“We will evaluate his progress and make a judgement on his participation for the match at the appropriate time.”

2 hours until kickoff: Who do you think takes this one? The Sporting News’ live blog coverage will take you right up to kick-off time. Stay tuned. 

Ivory Coast vs Nigeria lineups

Sebastien Haller is the only injury doubt for Ivory Coast. The Borussia Dortmund striker missed the first game and is expected to be a last-minute decision on whether he makes the squad this afternoon.

Ivory Coast projected starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): Fofana (GK) — Singo, Diomande, Ndicka, Konan — Kessie, Sangare, Fofana — Boga, Krasso, Adingra.

Ivory Coast subs:

Nigeria will look to Victor Osimhen as their main man up top for them as Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho is carrying an injury and missed the first game. He may be fit enough to be involved in the squad from the bench.

Nigeria projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): Nwabali (GK) — Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi — Onyeka, Aribo — Iwobi, Chukwueze, Lookman — Osimhen

Nigeria subs: To be confirmed

How to watch AFCON 2024?

Here’s how to watch AFCON 2024 matches across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA beIN Sports Fubo, beIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz
Canada beIN Sports Canada

Fubo Canada, beIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz

UK Sky Sports, BBC Sport Sky GO, Now TV, BBC iPlayer
Australia beIN Sports beIN Sports
India FanCode

USA: The tournament will be available on beIN Sports with streaming options on Fubo.

Canada: BeIN Sports will provide broadcast coverage with Fubo Canada on streaming duty.

UK: Selected matches will be available on Sky Sports services with streaming available via Sky GO and Now TV. BBC Sport will also be covering designated games at the tournament.

Australia: BeIN Sports will provide broadcast coverage and streaming services for the tournament.

India: Streaming service FanCode is the place to go for AFCON 2024 matches.

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