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Afcon 2019: Nigeria to play Algeria in semi-finals, stats, heads to heads and other things you should know..

The Desert Foxes have set up a date with the Super Eagles in the last-four stage after seeing off Ivory Coast on Thursday

Algeria will lock horns with Nigeria in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. With the score tied at 1-1 after 120 minutes of football, Algeria defeated Ivory 4-3 via penalty shoot-out to advance to the semi-finals. They will battle the Super Eagles at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday for a place in the final of the continental showpiece.

On Wednesday, Gernot Rohr’s men advanced into the last four after edging South Africa 2-1 in Cairo. The two countries have met six times on the international scene with Nigeria unbeaten in a run of five wins and a draw. Algeria last won the tournament in 1990 – their first and only triumph on the continental stage while Nigeria have won the title three times in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

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