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Ivory Coast hangs Belgium

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 9, 2020

For the premiere of Patrice Beaumelle on the bench, Côte d’Ivoire had the merit of reacting this Thursday evening in Brussels against Belgium (1-1). After their flawless performance during the Euro qualifiers, the Red Devils stalled in a no-stakes match between them and the Elephants, among which OL defender Sinaly Diomandé was making his debut. After opening the scoring by Michy Batshuayi, forgotten in the axis, at the start of the second half (53rd), the hosts were surprised in the last minutes of the game, Franck Kessié allowing the visitors, better after the break, to ” snatch the draw on a penalty obtained by Wilfried Zaha (86th). Next test for the Séléphanto, Tuesday against Japan.

In the afternoon, South Africa conceded a draw at home against Namibia (1-1). On the lawn of the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, the Bafana Bafana had opened the scoring by Luther Singh (18th) but the Brave Warriors, rough as usual, restored the equality by Absalom Limbondi (55th).