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Max Gradel's stunning first-half strike saw Ivory Coast beat Cameroon 1-0 and finish top of a tightly-contested African Nations Cup Group D to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The former Leeds midfielder, who is now at St Etienne, launched a spectacular strike from outside of the area to beat Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa and put Ivory Coast ahead in the 35th minute.

Knowing they needed a goal to keep their hopes of progression alive, Cameroon were unable to find the target and instead exited the...

 By Sam Crocker

Group D stands for 'draw' in Africa Cup of Nations as drawing of lots looms

The drawing of lots is something that rarely happens in football, but it's exciting when it does.

Four matches in and it's neck and neck. In fact, it couldn't be closer. After four 1-1 draws in the first two matchdays in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast, Mali, Cameroon and Guinea all find themselves in the same situation.

That's the same points, same goals scored, same goals conceded. No wins, no losses -- just four draws in the opening two matchdays. At the moment the teams can't be separated: they all deserve to go through and all deserve to go out.

This, of course, means...

Ivory Coast, Cameroon ANC group could be decided by drawing lots

Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony could be available for the club's Premier League match with Chelsea at the weekend, if Ivory Coast lose to Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
Ivory Coast manager Herve Renard spoke to the media before their match against Cameroon and admitted that he believes that the game will be interesting.
Cameroon coach Volker Finke and captain Stephane Mbia look ahead to crucial clash against Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast's star-studded side may have to depend on the drawing of lots to reach the quarterfinals at the African Nations Cup depending on the results of Wednesday's Group D matches.

Yaya Toure, his new Manchester City teammate Wilfried Bony and the rest of his Ivorian teammates will face Cameroon at Malabo Stadium, while Guinea takes on Mali in Mongomo. All four teams in Group D have two points after 1-1 draws in each match.

"We fight like elephants to try to win this game," said veteran Ivory...

By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

Renard expecting tough Cameroon match

Ivory Coast manager Herve Renard spoke to the media before their match against Cameroon and admitted that he believes that the game will be interesting.

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Man City wait on Yaya Toure, Wilfried Bony ANC fate with Ivory Coast

Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony could be available for the club's Premier League match with Chelsea at the weekend, if Ivory Coast lose to Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Manchester City are waiting to see if Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony are able to make earlier-than-expected returns from Africa to figure in Saturday's crucial match against Chelsea.

The Premier League champions were planning to be without their vice-captain and their new signing for another two weeks.

But Ivory Coast could be knocked out of the African Nations Cup, which ends on Feb. 8, on Wednesday when they meet Cameroon on Wednesday.

The Elephants were among the favourites for the tournament but,...