AFCON 2021: Round of 16 lineup, who faces who?

It has been two weeks of nothing but action at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

The 33rd edition of the competition has seen some exciting group clashes, leading to shocking results, with a good number of the perennial favourites leaving their mark. 

It has not been all rosy for some though, as defending champions Algeria found out after they were dumped out. 

Algeria lost two of their three group matches, with the last a 3-1 humbling at the hands of the Ivory Coast. 

Just like Algeria, four-time champions Ghana suffered a shocking exit, despite having one of the most experienced squads. 

All eyes are now firmly fixated on the round of 16, which kicks off on Sunday. 

Here are all the qualified teams;

  • 🇨🇲 Cameroon
  • 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso
  • 🇸🇳 Senegal
  • 🇬🇳 Guinea
  • 🇲🇦 Morocco
  • 🇬🇦 Gabon
  • 🇳🇬 Nigeria
  • 🇪🇬 Egypt
  • 🇨🇮 Ivory Coast
  • 🇨🇮 Equatorial Guinea
  • 🇲🇱 Mali 
  • 🇬🇲 Gambia 
  • 🇬🇲 Tunisia
  • 🇲🇼 Malawi
  • 🇨🇻 Cape Verde
  • 🇰🇲 Comoros 

How about the parings? who will face who in the net round?

Key clashes; 

Ivory Coast vs Egypt

High-flying Ivory Coast have forged to the front as the tournament’s favourites thanks to their scintillating performances in the group stage. 

They are one of the only two teams to have a perfect record in the tournament, having won all their group games. 

They staked their claim with a clinical 3-1 win against defending champions Algeria in their last match. 

Egypt have not been at their best but will not be a walkover and the world could be treated to an entertaining clash. 

Nigeria vs Tunisia

Nigeria, alongside Ivory Coast, are the only two sides with a 100% record at the tournament and have been tipped to make the final. 

The Carthage Eagles have been far from their best but will nonetheless pose a serious challenge for the Super Eagles. 

Who will soar above the other?

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