Place in the last four of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. This Sunday at 18 hours, the first shock of the semi-finals will face Aliou Cissé's Senegal and Alain Giresse's Tunisia. The two teams will compete for a place in the final of the continental competition. Review of the troops.
STRENGTHS IN PRESENCE. The Lions of Teranga favorites!
Favorites to the final victory, the Senegalese will have to confirm their status against Tunisia. After a mixed group phase (victory against Tanzania 2-0 and Kenya 3-0, defeat against Algeria 0-1), the Lions secured their qualification in the last four by beating Uganda in eighth and then the Benin in quarter, each time by the smallest of victories (1-0).
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Opposite, if the Tunisia of Alain Giresse did not inevitably convinced in phase of hens, the Eagles of Carthage have since shown rather encouraging signs, first against Ghana (1-1, 5-4 tab) then against Madagascar (3-0) – then unbeaten in the tournament. A victory that could serve as a trigger for the teammates of Wahbi Khazri, qualified in the semifinals for the first time in fifteen years.
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DECLARATIONS. "We have hope"
"Having arrived at this level, we have hope," said Aliou Cissé, the coach of Lions Teranga, in a press conference. "But we know that the hardest thing is yet to come. We hope this year will be the right year, "he concluded.
For his part, Alain Giresse, the French coach of the Tunisian team, finds a team he knows well since he has already trained between 2013 and 2015. After achieving the goals set by the Tunisian Football Federation, the former French international is without pressure to tackle this shock. "Reaching the semi-finals is great because we have not played that role for quite some time and we will fight to win. "
A meeting to follow live from 18 hours!