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Adebayor: The main man

It's do-or-die for Tunisia on Wednesday night when they square up against Togo to fight it out for a place in the knockout rounds of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

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The head-to-head ruling means the group-winners have already been decided, as Cote d'Ivoire will be in the top spot regardless of results, having beaten both Togo and Tunisia in their opening two matches.

The Sparrow Hawks lost 2-1 thanks to a late Gervinho winner in their opening match of the tournament. They bounced back quickly, however, as they held on to a 1-0 win against Algeria to boot the Desert Foxes from the competition.

Tunisia started the competition with a last-gasp stunner from Youssef M'Sakni against bitter rivals Algeria, before they lost 3-0 to a very deadly and efficient Ivory Coast side.

The results leave both teams level on points in the Group D standings, and the Tunisians know that anything less than a win would them drop out of the tournament, as their opposition boast a superior goal difference in the event of a stalemate.

Meanwhile, Togo would be content with a win or a draw, as either result would see them secure a berth in the next round as runners-up of the group.

The Togolese are expected to have a full squad available, as they look to advance to the knockout rounds of the Cup of Nations for the first time in their history.

The Carthage Eagles suffered an early setback in the tournament, after top-scorer Issam Jemma was ruled out for the remainder of the competition with a knee injury.

M'sakni is also a doubt for the clash, after the star forward trained on his own due to illness.

Posted: 30/01/13 15:16

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