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Where to watch Nigeria vs Ivory Coast live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for AFCON final


Nigeria have reached their first Africa Cup of Nations final since winning the tournament in 2013 as they take on host nation Ivory Coast on February 11.

The Super Eagles needed a penalty shootout win to edge past South Africa in the semifinals as the hosts beat DR Congo 1-0 to book their spot.

Ivory Coast last won the title in 2015, as they beat Ghana in the final in Guinea, but the two West African nations have never faced each other before in an AFCON final showdown.

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.

What time does Nigeria vs Ivory Coast kick off?

This AFCON final clash takes place at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpé in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and kicks off on Sunday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Feb. 11 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sun, Feb. 11 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Sun, Feb. 11 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Feb. 12 7:00 a.m. AEDT
India Mon, Feb. 12 1:30 a.m. IST

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast live stream, TV channel

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

Region TV Streaming
USA BeIN Sports Fubo, BeIN Sports Connect
Canada BeIN Sports

Fubo Canada, BeIN Sports Connect, Fanatiz Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, BBC 3 Sky GO, Now TV, BBC iPlayer
Australia BeIN Sports 2 BeIN Sports Connect
India FanCode


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 are also offering free-to-air coverage with the BBC iPlayer streaming the action.

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Nigeria vs Ivory Coast lineups, team news

Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro faces some key calls ahead of the final as he looks to plot a path to glory in Abidjan. 

He has made just one starting change in their three knockout stage games in the tournament but a lack of attacking threat against South Africa could see Ademola Lookman called into the starting XI.

Nigeria (3-4-3, right to left): 23. Stanley Nwabali (GK) — 21. Calvin Bassey, 6. Semi Ajayi, 5. William Troost-Ekong — 2. Ola Aina, 17, Alex Iwobi, 8. Frank Onyeka, 11. Samuel Chukwueze — 15. Moses Simon, 9. Victor Osimhen, 18. Ademola Lookman.

Nigeria subs: TBC

Interim Ivory Coast manager Emerse Faé is boosted by the return from suspension of Odilon Kossounou and Oumar Niakhate but they are expected to start on the bench.

Ibrahima Sangare could return to the starting team with Jean Michel Seri potentially dropping out.

Ivory Coast (4-3-3 right to left): 1. Yahia Fofana (GK) — 5. Wilfried Singo, 12. Willy Boly, 21. Evan Ndicka, 3. Ghislain Konan — 8. Franck Kessie, 6. Seko Fofana, 18. Ibrahim Sangare — 13. Jeremie Boga, 22. Sebastien Haller, 24. Simon Adingra.

Ivory Coast subs: TBC

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast prediction

Nigeria beat Ivory Coast in the group stages, and they have been the most consistent side in the knockout stages, with only one goal conceded inside 90 minutes of three matches.

Ivory Coast have needed penalty shootout wins and extra time to reach the final and they have conceded in four out of six games so far with Nigeria’s attacking power poised to pounce.

Prediction: Nigeria 1-0 Ivory Coast

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