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Tunisia Knocks Nigeria Out Of AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

They lost 1-0 to Tunisia in their Sunday encounter in the AFCON Round of 16.

Tunisia scored two minutes into the second half. A long-range shot from Youssef Msakni gave the Carthage Eagles their first goal in the game.

Alex Iwobi was shown red card barely two minutes after he was brought into the game.

Nigeria started the campaign with a 1-0 win over record champions Egypt, followed by a 3-1 victory over Sudan, and concluded the group with a 2-0 win against Guinea Bissau.

Champions in 1980, 1994, and 2013, the group stage maximum tally and entertaining performances are expected to give the Super Eagles the needed morale boost in their hunt for a fourth AFCON title.

Nigeria and Tunisia are meeting for the sixth time at the Africa Cup of Nations, with four of the previous five matches being played in knock-out games. Nigeria are unbeaten in all five (W3 D2, excluding shoot-outs).

Tunisia’s only successful AFCON meeting with Nigeria came in 2004, when they progressed via penalties in the semi-finals after the match finished level, going on to win the competition that year.

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