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Ivory Coast'S Max-Alain Gradel (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Africa Cup of Nations match against Mali in Malabo on January 24, 2015 (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

Five Cameroon v Ivory Coast facts

January 28, 2015

Ivory Coast'S Max-Alain Gradel (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Africa Cup of Nations match against Mali in Malabo on January 24, 2015 (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

Ivory Coast’S Max-Alain Gradel (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Africa Cup of Nations match against Mali in Malabo on January 24, 2015 (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) – Five facts on the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match betweenCameroon and Ivory Coast in Malabo Wednesday:

— Cameroon have won five of the seven previous Cup of Nations match-ups with Ivory Coast and drawn the other two. The widest winning margin was 3-0 in a 2000 group game.

— The Ivorian Elephants are ranked third in Africa by FIFA and the Cameroonian Indomitable Lions eighth. The gap between the nations in the world rankings is 14 places.

— While the Ivory Coast squad includes four English Premier League stars — brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure, Cheick Tiote and Wilfried Bony — Cameroon do not have any.

— Ivory Coast have scored in 13 of their previous 14 Cup of Nations matches. The only time they drew a blank was when losing the 2012 final to Zambia on penalties after a goalless draw.

— Cameroon have won seven, drawn six and lost two of 15 matchday 3 group games at the Cup of Nations with the most decisive victories being 3-0 against Togo in 2002 and Sudan six years later.

*Source AFP/Yahoo

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