AFCON 2019: Full quarter-finals schedule, fixtures, preview and venues

AFCON 2019: Full quarter-finals schedule, fixtures, preview and venues

Tunisia played the last round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last 16 stage of the competition as they stunned the Black Stars of Ghana to book a slot in the quarter finals.

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Earlier on Monday, July 8, Ivory Coast had eliminated Mali, thanks to Wilfried Zaha's second-half solitary goal.

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Both Tunisia and Ivory Coast therefore completed the two remaining slots for the last eight of the tournament, joining South Africa, Nigeria, Benin, Senegal, Algeria and minnows Madagascar.

West Africa has four teams left in the competition, north and southern Africa have two each, with East Africa left with none after Uganda crashing out in the round of 16.

BRIEFLY now brings you the schedule of the AFCON quarter-finals:

There will be a day’s rest for the eight teams before they resume action.

Senegal vs Benin - Wednesday, July 10

The two West Africa nations will set aside their regional ties as they pursue a place in the semis at 30 June Stadium.

Senegal, who are the best ranked team in the continent will be chasing their first AFCON glory under the tutelage of Aliou Cisse.

Benin, on the other hand would be proud of themselves for reaching the quarters, with their previous attempts ending in the group Stages.

Nigeria vs South Africa - Wednesday, July 10

Cairo International Stadium will play host for the second crunch quarter final clash.

The two teams have played on 13 times, with the Super Eagles emerging victors on five occasions and Bafana four.

Ivory Coast vs Algeria - Thursday, July 11

Ivory Coast sneaked into the quarters unconvincingly despite their star-studded team, stunning Mali 1-0 in the dying minutes of the match to qualify.

The victory saw them book a date with Algeria in the last eight at the New Suez Stadium.

The Desert Foxes have won every single encounter so far without conceding one single goal, making them one of the clear favourites to win the tournament.

Madagascar vs Tunisia Thursday, July 11

Madagascar, one of the tournament's surprise package are in the quarters.

The Barea came to AFCON as the only debutant, but they have already achieved much more than anyone was hoping for.

The next step is going to be a rough one, if not impossible as Tunisia are still undefeated in this tournament and now carry the role of clear favourites for a good reason.

The match will be played at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo.

Meanwhile, winners between Bafana and the Super Eagles will battle the winners of the clash between Ivory Coast and Algeria in the semi-finals.

In the other semi the winners of Senegal/Benin and Madagascar/Tunisia will face each other for a spot in the finals slated for Friday, July 19.

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