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Tunisia v Nigeria

Tunisia vs Nigeria: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

4:20 am AEST 18/7/19
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The two beaten semi-finalists in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations face off looking to finish on a high in the tournament's third-place playoff

With their dreams of glory cruelly shattered in this weekend's semi-finals, Tunisia and Nigeria will look to close out their Africa Cup of Nations campaigns on a winning note when the pair meet in Cairo on Wednesday.

Having seen their hopes dashed in late defeats to Senegal and Algeria respectively, the Eagles of Carthage and Super Eagles will look to bounce back to finish off on a high in the tournament's third-place play-off.

Despite their failure to achieve a fourth continental title, the latter in particular will be looking to restore some national pride, while manager Gernot Rohr looks set to remain at the helm beyond the immediate future after the Nigerian Football Federation dismissed rumours of his impending exit .

Game Tunisia vs Nigeria
Date Wednesday, July 17
Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET
Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

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US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 and can be streamed via Eurosport Player UK.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News


Position Tunisia squad
Goalkeepers Ben Mustapha, Ben Cherifia, Hassen
Defenders Meriah, Haddadi, Bedoui, Bronn, Aouadhi, Drager, Hnid
Midfielders Msakni, Badri, Kechrida, Sassi, Lamit, Skhiri, Srarfi, Ben Mohamed, Chaalali, Sliti
Forwards Khazri, Khenissi, Chaouat

Tunisia XI:  Chrifia, Drager, Hnid, Meriah, Haddadi, Chaalali, Skhiri, Sassi, Badri, Khenissi, Khazri.

Position Nigeria squad
Goalkeepers Ezenwa, Akpeyi, Uzoho
Defenders Omeruo, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Aina, Collins, Awaziem
Midfielders Mikel, Ndidi, Etebo, Ogu, Abdullahi
Forwards Musa, Ighalo, Iwobi, Onyekuru, Chukwueze, Onuachu, Simon, Kalu, Osimhen

Nigeria XI:  Uzoho, Aina, Omeruo, Troost-Ekong, Collins, Ndidi, Etebo, Chukwueze, Iwobi, Musa, Ighalo.


Betting & Match Odds


Nigeria are favourites at 11/8 to take the match with bet365 . Tunisia meanwhile can be backed at 21/10 while a draw is priced the same.

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Match Preview


With gutting last-gasp losses bringing to an end their dreams of Africa Cup of Nations glory, Tunisia and Nigeria will hope to conclude their stay in Egypt with the honour of third place in this year's tournament, as they meet in the penultimate match of the competition at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo.

Alain Giresse's Eagles of Carthage only saw their hopes dashed in extra-time against favourites Senegal when they conceded a 101st-minute own goal from Dylan Bronn while Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles were sunk by a 95th-minute injury-time winner from Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez for Algeria.

Both teams will have been left reeling from their narrow defeats but will now pick themselves up for one final game in the continent's biggest tournament, with their eyes both on the prize of a bronze-medal finish.

Tunisia defender Mohamed Drager has stated that his side are certainly not short of drive or inspiration, adding that the squad hope to deliver success in their final match for their supporters who have stood with them every step of the way.

“We are professional players and each of us has to find motivation from within. I don’t think anyone has to struggle to find motivation because as professionals, we must fight to win every game,” he told the media .

“The loss to Senegal in the semi-final was tough but our fans deserve to be happy at the end, so we have to fight and win this game for them.”

Rohr, meanwhile, insisted that his side are determined to still deliver a result from AFCON 2019, particularly with his own future looking to be secure in charge of the nation.

“We will keep focused on the third-place playoff and hope to sign off with a happy result,” he stated .

“I worked in Tunisia but on the pitch this means nothing. Both teams have similar ambitions and many young players who would like to win.

“Alain Giresse is an experienced coach and I’m always happy to play against him.

“When you are one of the four best teams in the continent, this is a good result and we have to build on it. This is a team with a brilliant future."