Senegal vs. Ivory Coast, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Preview and TV schedule

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The Ivory Coast holds a two-goal lead over Senegal as the two sides meet for the right to play in Brazil next summer.

Senegal face an uphill battle as they will try to overturn the Ivory Coast's advantage after suffering a 3-1 defeat in the first leg. The Elephants hold their two-goal lead thanks to Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and an own-goal by Ludovic Sane. They'll be looking to finish off Senegal and qualify for their third straight World Cup.

The match has been moved to Morocco as punishment for rioting that occurred when the same two teams played in last year's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Between the loss of home field advantage and the fact that the Ivory Coast have no lost a competitive match this year, things are not looking good for Senegal.

The Elephants will be missing Cheikh Tiote and Geoffroy Serey Die, both of whom are suspend while Arthur Boka and Siaka Tiene will miss out due to injuries. Senegal are in the clear on injury issues but striker Demba Ba was left out of the squad by head coach Alain Giresse.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 7 p.m. local, 2 p.m. ET

Venue: Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco

TV: beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español (U.S.), BT Sport 2 (U.K.)

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S.), beIN Sport Play Canada (Canada)

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