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Africa Cup of Nations 2013: Sunday kicks off with marquee Ivory Coast - Nigeria fixture

Nigeria's failure to win their group in Africa Cup of Nations has put them up against the tournament favorites, Ivory Coast, in the quarterfinal. In the other match, Emmanuel Adebayor leads Togo against a strong Burkina Faso side.

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Ivory Coast face their biggest test of the tournament thus far in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, when they face off against Nigeria. This is not the strongest side that the Super Eagles have fielded in recent years, but they still have plenty of talent and did not lose during their group stage campaign. They present a bigger challenge than any of Togo, Algeria or Tunisia did for Les Elephants, who have yet to hit their stride.

In the late match, Togo will be underdogs against Burkina Faso, who did well to draw Zambia and Nigeria in the group stage, while crushing Ethiopia comfortably. However, Alain Traore will miss out on the game through an injury. He's been Burkina Faso's brightest attacker and will be a huge miss. Emmanuel Adebayor has been a big threat for Togo throughout the tournament, but his side have failed to support him in attack, as well as they've defended.

Schedule (all times ET)

Ivory Coast vs. Nigeria - 10 a.m.
Burkina Faso vs. Togo - 1:30 p.m.

Games can be seen on ESPN3 in the U.S. and Eurosport in the U.K.