Defending champion Algeria has already failed at the Africa Cup in the preliminary round. The team around the Gladbacher Ray Bensbaini lost their final game in group E with 1: 3 (0: 2) against the Ivory Coast and left with only one point as the last. Franck Jessie (23.), Ibrahim Hangar (39.) and Nicolas Pepe (54th) secured the two-time Africa champion (7 points) with their gates the entry into the secondary final as a group player. The Ivory Coast was the Leverkusen Dillon Kossounou in the starting eleven. For Algeria, Sofia ne Bender (73.) met, Riyadh Mare had previously set a faulerfeter to the post (60th). Also in the K.O. Round is Equatorial Guinea (6) after a 1-0 (1: 0) against Sierra Leone (2). For Sierra Leone, Key Samara (85th) passed the great opportunity to compensate by a penalty. Sierra Leone had a draw to collect as one of the four best groups of the knockouts.