13′ Foul

Opéri commits a foul in midfield and the referee gives Kenya a dead ball.

June 11, 2024 9:04 AM ET

10′ Shot to one side

Miheso received a great pass in the half-moon to shoot, but the ball ended up wide of the goal.

June 11, 2024 9:03 AM ET

6′ One-sided shot

Diomandé hit a long-range shot and the ball curled past the goalkeeper’s far post, and Ivory Coast came close to scoring the first goal.

June 11, 2024 9:02 AM ET

3′ For second place

The home team will play this match as if it were a final and if they win the match they will be in second place in the group to continue pushing for the World Cup.

June 11, 2024 8:59 AM ET

1′ The match starts

The ball rolls across the pitch as Kenya and Ivory Coast face off in the final match of the FIFA World Cup qualifier in Africa.

June 11, 2024 8:58 AM ET

We will come back in a few moments

In a few minutes we will start broadcasting the match between Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea, matchday 5 of the African World Cup qualifiers.

June 11, 2024 8:54 AM ET

Starting XI ready

These are the starting XI that Ivory Coast will send to take on Kenya in the fifth matchday of the African qualifiers.

June 11, 2024 8:54 AM ET

Starting XI ready

These are the starting XI that Kenya will field to take on Ivory Coast as part of matchday 5 of the African qualifiers.

June 11, 2024 8:48 AM ET

Watch out for the Nigerian bank

Zimbabwe national coach Baltemar Brito resigned last December and was replaced on an interim basis by Jairos Tapera. Despite leading the team to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, Jose Peseiro stepped down as Nigeria coach and was succeeded by his assistant, Super Eagles legend Finidi George.

June 11, 2024 8:45 AM ET

Ivory Coast the best of all involved

Ivory Coast, current leaders in Group F, won their third Africa Cup of Nations in January and are one of eight teams aiming to maintain their perfect start in qualifying. On the other hand, 21 teams are still looking for their first win, nine of which are chasing their first point.

June 11, 2024 8:43 AM ET

This is why Eritrea disembarked.

This is not the first time that the African country has been excluded from international competitions, as it often experiences player abandonment and its squad is always depleted. It is worth mentioning that the country has a very strict regime, considered one of the worst in the world, which has led to several players leaving their national team in search of a better life.

June 11, 2024 8:42 AM ET

They said no to the World Cup!

Although the 2026 World Cup, which will be hosted by Mexico, the United States and Canada, is almost two years away, the World Cup qualifiers have already begun in various parts of the world to determine the qualifiers. The Eritrean team had the right to compete for a spot in the tournament, but decided to drop out for fear that its players would defect from the team.

June 11, 2024 8:30 AM ET

The first phase will look like this

The first phase will consist of ten dates and will be played over five weeks between November 2023 and October 2025. In 2024 there will be only one double round in June and the final round will be on November 10. The play-off round will take place in November 2025.

June 11, 2024 8:25 AM ET

This will be the new qualification format

The format will differ from the usual format. The 54 teams affiliated with CAF are divided into 9 groups of 6 members. The 9 winners of each group qualify directly, while the four best runners-up play a play-off in direct elimination matches to take the final place.

June 11, 2024 8:20 AM ET

Enough places for the next World Cup

African football, which recorded its best ever performance in Qatar 2022 when Morocco reached the semi-finals, started the qualifiers for the next World Cup on November 15 last year. This process is extended until November 18, 2025.

June 11, 2024 8:15 AM ET

How long will the qualifiers last?

African football, which recorded its best ever performance at Qatar 2022 as Morocco reached the semi-finals, began qualifying for the next World Cup on November 15 last year. This process will last until November 18, 2025.

June 11, 2024 8:10 AM ET

The wait is over

The wait for the African qualifiers is over, the best actions of the most beautiful sport in the world, football, with the best actions, the best players, the best goals and the best controversies, are back.

June 11, 2024 8:05 AM ET

Stay tuned for live coverage of Kenya vs Ivory Coast.

In a few moments we will share with you the live starting lineups for Kenya vs Ivory Coast, as well as the latest information from the mythical ground of Bingu National Stadium in Bingu. Keep an eye on the action with VAVEL’s live online minute-by-minute match coverage.

June 11, 2024 8:00 AM ET

Kenneth Muguna, the midfielder

It is clear that the spotlight of this match will be on Kenneth Muguna, Kenya’s crucial player wants to be the missing piece in the formation of the key to victory to take the three points to advance to the next round, also his great physical His fitness allows him to be skilled and quick every time he touches the ball in the area.

June 11, 2024 7:55 AM ET

This is how Kenya was on the field last time:

P. Matasi; R. Onyango, J. Omurwa, D. Anyembe, A. Omar; A. Akumu, R. Odada; T. Ouma, K. Muguna, C. Miheso; M. Olunga

June 11, 2024 7:50 AM ET

Sébastien Haller could be the goalscorer for this match:

For a match in which the Ivory Coast team plays for the leadership of their group, players like Sébastien Haller will have to be called upon. The Ivory Coast striker is characterized as a decisive player within the penalty area. German football has allowed him to improve his individual skills and become an important element in the starting XI.

June 11, 2024 7:45 AM ET

Latest line-up of Ivory Coast

Y. Fofana; K. Odilon, E. Agbadou, E. Ndicka, W. Singo, F. Kessie, J. Serie, S. Fofana, G. Konan; O. Diakité, S. Haller.

June 11, 2024 7:40 AM ET

The beginning of a great rivalry

The sporting history in football between Kenya and Ivory Coast is not extensive as they have not had many direct confrontations in official competitions. There is only one known friendly match between the two countries, and that was the clash between Kenya and Ivory Coast that took place during the 1985 CECAFA Cup. On that occasion, Kenya defeated Ivory Coast 2–1.

June 11, 2024 7:35 AM ET

Here the three World Cup points are at stake

Bingu National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. Opened in 2017, Bingu National Stadium is one of the most important and modern stadiums in Malawi. It is located in the city of Lilongwe, making it a hub for sporting and cultural events in the country. The stadium has a capacity of approximately 41,100 spectators. The stadium is named after Bingu wa Mutharika, the late President of Malawi, in recognition of his contributions to the country.

June 11, 2024 7:30 AM ET

What can we expect from this match? Let me give you a hint…

Let’s put ourselves in the context of this match: Kenya hosts Ivory Coast in the third day of the World Cup qualifiers on the African continent. Next, we must take into account that both teams are in Group H, where Namibia and Tunisia are level on 6 points, but it is Namibia who dominates in first place with yellow cards, while Kenya is second to last place without having scored any points and with 6 goals conceded. The match seems to be a duel that is completely in favor of the local team, and despite the fact that Kenya is the team that is obliged to win, the truth is that Ivory Coast is having a much better moment and experiencing less pressure than its rivals, making their play much calmer, allowing them to dominate the pace of the match.

June 11, 2024 7:25 AM ET

How are things going in Africa on the way to the 2026 World Cup?

For now, on the continent where man comes from, we are halfway through the World Cup qualifiers and although there is still a long way to go to get to know the representatives of this confederation, for now there are already teams preparing for victory. lead in their groups such as: Egypt in Group A, Senegal in Group B, Rwanda in Group C, in Group D Cameroon, in Group E Morocco, in Group F Ivory Coast or Gabon, in Group G Algeria and in Group H Namibia or Tunisia.

June 11, 2024 7:20 AM ET

We have to give everything, because we want to go to the 2026 World Cup.

Another season in the world of football is over, but that does not mean that the football activity in the world is over as it is time for several countries to continue their journey towards the next World Cup that will be held in Mexico, the United States and other countries will be played. Canada will also be the first World Cup competition where 48 countries will be present instead of 32, 16 extra slots compared to the last World Cup, so these qualifiers become much more important for any country wanting to attend. Therefore, we will see many players give their best performances on the pitch, with which they will try to help their national team get three points and get one step closer to the next World Cup, as a defeat would jeopardize all the dreams of an entire team can bring. Currently, there is still a long way to go to meet the lucky ones, but there is little left to keep calling for international goals.

June 11, 2024 7:15 AM ET

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2024 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Kenya vs Ivory Coast!

My name is Luis Miguel and I will be your host for this game. We’ll be bringing you live pre-game analysis, roster updates and news right here as it happens VAVEL.

June 11, 2024 7:10 AM ET