The war of words has started ahead of tomorrow’s potentially explosive AFCON semi-final match in Angola.
The two north Africans met last year in an explosive play-off match to decide their group's World Cup winners. The match was preceded by a bitter war of words, and after the clash physical battles continued in the streets for days on end, even affecting the relationship between the two countries.
"It will be a matter of life and death in that game. For both sides it will be like a war," the Borussia Dortmund striker was quoted as saying in MTNfootball.com.
"For us it is a chance to show the world that we deserve to go to the World Cup and if we beat them, we will be able to watch the World Cup with pride.