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Ivory Coast vs Benin: International Friendlies Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Ivory Coast makes their return to the pitch for the first time since securing the African Cup of Nations as they take on Benin at Stade de la Licorne on Saturday. Following the African Cup of Nations win, Emerse Fae has been appointed permanently, and they aim to beat Gernot Rohr’s team in this weekend’s friendly in Amiens. It’s been only a month since Ivory Coast clinched the Africa Cup of Nations on their home, and Fae leads his team into Saturday’s friendly as the favorites. The Ivorians were on the brink of elimination after suffering defeats to Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage, relying on other results to progress.

They showed resilience in the knockout rounds, particularly with the return of key players like Simon Adingra and Sebastien Haller, who combined for the winning goal against Nigeria in the final. While Saturday’s friendly may not hold significant importance, Fae wants his team to showcase their best performance. In contrast, Benin didn’t participate in the Cup of Nations and would have been considered underdogs for the title. However, their upcoming international friendlies against Ivory Coast and Senegal provide them with opportunities to face top African sides as they prepare for the World Cup qualifiers against Rwanda and Nigeria in June.

Having suffered a 2-1 defeat to South Africa and managing a goalless draw against Lesotho, Benin finds themselves trailing in Group C, three points behind table-toppers Rwanda. Under Rohr’s management, the team’s results have been disappointing, with the 70-year-old manager getting just one victory in eight attempts. It remains to be seen if they can upset the African champions, as they currently lack momentum and face a side still riding high on their recent win.

Probable Lineups

Ivory Coast’s probable starting lineup

Fofana, Singo, Kossounou, Diomande, Konan, Fofana, Seri, Kessie, Pepe, Krasso, Adingra

Benin’s probable starting lineup

Allagbe, Moumini, C. Hountondji, Tijani, Kiki, D’Almeida, Olaitan, J. Dossou, Dodo, A. Hountondji, Mounie

Form guide

Ivory Coast

OpponentsScore
Nigeria1-2 (W)
DR Congo1-0 (W)
Mali1-2 (W)
Senegal5-6 (W)
Equatorial Guinea4-0 (L)

Benin

OpponentsScore
Lesotho0-0 (D)
South Africa2-1 (L)
Mozambique3-2 (L)
Senegal1-1 (D)
Rwanda0-3 (W)

Head to Head

Last match-resultsScore
Benin beat Ivory Coast1-2

Ivory Coast vs Benin Live Schedule and Fixture

The International Friendly match between Ivory Coast and Benin will take place at Stade Credit Agricole de la Licorne on Saturday at 9:30 pm IST.

Ivory Coast vs BeninKey Details
DateMarch 23
VenueStade Credit Agricole de la Licorne
Kickoff time in Ivory Coast4:00 pm
Kickoff time in India9:30 pm

Where to watch Ivory Coast vs Benin?

Live streaming details for this game are not yet known.

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