Five Cameroon v Ivory Coast facts
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.