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AFCON 2019: Where to watch Algeria vs Nigeria live on July 14

July 13, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
A ticket to the final is at stake and two of Africa's finest footballing nations are ready to go head to head for it. Live Soccer TV is on hand to provide information on the forms of the team, head to head record, as well as the likely lineups and where you could potentially watch the game live.

How did Algeria and Nigeria qualify to the AFCON 2019 semifinals?

Algeria is yet to put a foot wrong at AFCON 2019 with its undefeated record still intact till this stage. The Desert Foxes began their campaign in Egypt with a 2-0 win over Kenya in its opening Group C outing and followed up with a 1-0 victory over Senegal.

Djamel Belmadi's side then cruised to the knockout stage atop its group with a 3-0 win over Tanzania. A 3-0 Last 16 victory over Guinea secured Algeria a date with Ivory Coast at the quarterfinal and the North Africans successfully sent the Elephants parking via a 5-4 shootout win following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

For Nigeria, the course has been similar but for its final group game defeat to Madagascar. The Super Eagles progressed as runners-up in Group B by defeating both Burundi and Guinea via a 1-0 scoreline.

In the Round of 16, the three-time African champions eliminated holders Cameroon via a 3-2 scoreline in thrilling encounter before setting up a quarterfinal date with South Africa. Once again, Nigeria reigned supreme, securing a 2-1 win to setup a semifinal date with Algeria.

What is the head to head record of Algeria vs Nigeria?

Nigeria has won seven of its last nine matches against Algeria. That withstanding, the Desert Foxes secured a 3-0 win in World Cup qualifiers back in November 2017, ending a 27-year winless streak against the Super Eagles.

The pair recently met at the AFCON during a third-place playoff in 2010. Nigeria emerged as victors via a 1-0 scoreline.

Team news: Who is injured or suspended for Algeria vs Nigeria?

Algeria has no imminent injury concerns and suspensions. However, midfield star Guedioura is one booking away from potentially featuring in the finals.

In the camp of the Nigerians, skipper John Obi Mikel should return to the starting XI after sitting out the last two games as a result of an injury sustained against Madagascar.

Also Shehu Abdullahi, who picked up a hamstring injury in the group encounter with Burundi, is expected to be available for selection.

Possible starting lineups for Algeria vs Nigeria 

  • Algeria possible starting lineup: M'Bolhi; Bensebaini, Benlamri, Mandi, Attal; Guedioura; Belaili, Bennacer, Feghouli, Mahrez; Bounedjah

  • Nigeria possible starting lineup: Akpeyi; Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Mikel; Iwobi, Chukwueze, Musa; Ighalo.

Broadcast information for Algeria vs Nigeria

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