Next host country of the CAN in January 2024, Côte d'Ivoire continues its preparation during the qualifications for the next major African competition.
A double confrontation is coming for Côte d'Ivoire which will face the Comoros twice. The first home game will take place at Stade Municipal de Bouaké on Friday 24 March. Côte d'Ivoire is the favorite in this duel. First in Group H, the African team has only a small point ahead of Zambia, second, and Comoros, third. Without consequences, however, for the Elephants because the next African Cup of Nations will take place in January 2024 in Côte d'Ivoire.
As the host country, Côte d'Ivoire is automatically qualified. The Ivorian federation, in order to better prepare, decided despite everything to participate in the qualifications. His ranking will therefore not be taken into account at the end of this group stage. The Comoros have the opportunity to validate their ticket for the second CAN in its history. In 2021, the Cœlacanthes had surprised everyone by rising, from its first participation in the round of 16 of the competition. The two African teams have only played each other once and in 2019 the Elephants won 3-1.
In Ivory Coast the match will start at 4 p.m. while in France the match will start at 5 p.m. The time zone is actually not the same between the two nations.
The beIN Sports channel will continue to show football even during the international break. On the contrary, she takes advantage of this period to highlight African football on beIN Sports 6 with the match between Côte d'Ivoire and Comoros.
The sports media beIN Sports will therefore broadcast the meeting between Côte d'Ivoire and Comoros in streaming. Abdel Aziz Mohamed Bouh will referee this match.
Sébastien Haller is back with his selection. The Dortmund striker recovered from testicular cancer a few months ago. In Jean-Louis Gasset's training, we should also find FC Barcelona midfielder Frank Kessie and Lille striker Jonathan Bamba. On the side of the Comoros, there will be novelties with Rafiki Saïd and Ismaël Boura.