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Where to watch Ivory Coast vs DR Congo live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for AFCON semifinal


Tournament hosts Ivory Coast face off with DR Congo in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinals on February 7.

The Elephants have endured a whirlwind competition, with Emerse Fa taking over as caretaker head coach, following the controversial dismissal of Jean-Louis Gasset after the group stages.

However, they have battled through the knockout rounds, with a penalty shootout win over defending champions Senegal, before snatching an extra-time win over Mali in the quarterfinals.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo live stream, TV channel

 

USA: This game is streamed live via Fubo, with additional options also available on BeIN Sports.

Canada: This AFCON game is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every AFCON 2024 match live and on-demand on beIN Sports.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV. BBC 3 is also offering free-to-air coverage with the BBC iPlayer also streaming the action.

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

Region TV Streaming
USA Fubo, BeIN Sports Connect
Canada

Fubo Canada, BeIN Sports Connect

UK Sky Sports Premier League, BBC 3 Sky GO, Now TV, BBC iPlayer
Australia BeIN Sports 3 BeIN Sports Connect
India FanCode


Ivory Coast vs DR Congo kick off time

This AFCON semifinal clash takes place at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and kicks off on Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Feb. 7 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Feb. 7 3::00 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Feb. 7 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Thu, Feb. 8 7:00 a.m. AEDT
India Thu, Feb. 8 1:30 a.m. IST

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo lineups, team news

Interim boss Fa shuffled his options in between the Senegal and Mali victories and he will be without defender Odilon Kossounou due to suspension in this game.

Premier League veteran Willy Boly is set to cover for Kossounou with Brighton & Hove Albion winger Simon Adingra tipped to start after scoring off the bench against Mali.

Ivory Coast (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Yahia Fofana (GK) — 17. Serge Aurier, 12. Willy Boly, 21. Evan Ndicka, 3. Ghislain Konan — 4. Jean Michaël Seri, 8, Franck Kessie — 24. Simon Adingra, 6. Seko Fofana, 15. Max Gradel — 20. Christian Kouamé.

Ivory Coast subs: TBC

DR Congo stormed to a 3-1 quarterfinal win over Guinea and they could stick with an unchanged starting XI with Brentford’s Yoane Wissa in attack.

DR Congo (4-3-3 right to left): 1. Lionel Mpasi (GK) — 24. Gedeon Kalulu, 22. Chancel Mbemba, 2. Henock Baka, 26. Arthur Masuaku — 18. Charles Pickel, 10. Théo Bongonda, 8. Samuel Moutoussamy — 13. Meschak Elia, 17. Cedric Bakambu, 20. Yoane Wissa.

DR Congo subs: TBC

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo prediction

DR Congo has been one of the stories of the tournament so far after doggedly battling into the semifinals,

However, the stars look to be aligning for a West Africa derby between Ivory Coast and Nigeria in the final, and despite the chaos within the hosts squad, they now have real momentum.

Prediction: Ivory Coast 2-1 DR Congo

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