FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

Gambia vs Ivory Coast, 2026 World Cup Qualifying - CAF, Group Stage

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  • 45': Christian Kouamé
  • 85': Seko Fofana

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Gambia are hosting Ivory Coast at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, starting on . The match is a part of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF.

Match Timeline

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 38': Simon Adingra (Côte d'Ivoire) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45': Goal! Gambia 0, Côte d'Ivoire 1. Christian Kouamé (Côte d'Ivoire) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 45'+4': First Half ends, Gambia 0, Côte d'Ivoire 1.
  • 45': Second Half begins Gambia 0, Côte d'Ivoire 1.
  • 65': Substitution, Côte d'Ivoire. Karim Konaté replaces Oumar Diakité.
  • 66': Substitution, Côte d'Ivoire. Jérémie Boga replaces Simon Adingra.
  • 74': Substitution, Gambia. Ebrima Colley replaces Dawda Ngum.
  • 78': Karim Konaté (Côte d'Ivoire) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 81': Substitution, Gambia. Muhammed Badamosi replaces Alieu Fadera.
  • 85': Goal! Gambia 0, Côte d'Ivoire 2. Seko Fofana (Côte d'Ivoire) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Franck Kessié.
  • 89': Substitution, Côte d'Ivoire. Jean Michaël Seri replaces Hamed Traorè.
  • 89': Substitution, Côte d'Ivoire. Wilfried Singo replaces Christian Kouamé.
  • 90'+2': Substitution, Gambia. Abdoulie Sanyang replaces Noah Sonko-Sundberg.
  • 90'+2': Substitution, Gambia. Assan Ceesay replaces Musa Barrow.
  • 90'+2': Substitution, Gambia. Hamza Barry replaces Jacob Mendy.
  • 90'+5': Muhammed Badamosi (Gambia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+12': Second Half ends, Gambia 0, Côte d'Ivoire 2.
  • 0': Match ends, Gambia 0, Côte d'Ivoire 2.

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

Venue: Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

WCQ - CAF Table

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Ivory Coast 4 +12 10
2 Gabon 4 +2 9
3 Burundi 4 +2 7
4 Kenya 4 +4 5
Full Table

Line-Ups

GAM Gambia (4-5-1)

No. Name
1 Modou Jobe (GK)
5 Omar Colley
13 Bubacarr Sanneh
15 Jacob Mendy
17 Saidy Janko
4 Dawda Ngum
6 Ebrima Adams
14 Noah Sonko Sundberg
7 Alieu Fadera
3 Abdoulie Jallow
10 Musa Barrow

CIV Ivory Coast (4-2-3-1)

No. Name
1 Yahia Fofana (GK)
21 Evan Ndicka
12 Willy Boly
13 Hassane Kamara
17 Sèrge Aurier
10 Hamed Traoré
6 Seko Fofana
8 Franck Kessié
14 Oumar Diakité
19 Simon Adingra Yellow Card
20 Christian Kouamé

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