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Africa Cup of Nations 2015: Schedule and how to watch on Day 7

We've circled back around to the Group of Death and we're hoping Algeria vs. Ghana exceeds expectations.

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We keep promising fun and excitement in AFCON, and usually the matches deliver -- even if we have to wait until the final thirty minutes. Alas, yesterday offered up another goalless draw, so for now we're going to be quiet and cross our fingers that Algeria manage to live up to expectations.

The news from yesterday

With two minutes left to play in yesterday's first game, it sure looked like we were headed for yet another 1-1 draw in Group B. In fact, people were even questioning what would happen should all six games end with the same scoreline. The answer is that lots would be drawn, but turns out Tunisia made the question moot. The 2-1 victory for Tunisia was particularly strange considering Zambia had dominated the majority of the match, with Rainford Kalaba in particular driving his side's attack. His cross set up the opening goal for Emmanuel Mayuka and the Chipolopolo had a deserved lead. But barely ten minutes later, Tunisia had equalized, and in the 88th minute, Yasine Chikhaoui headed home the ultimate winner. With Cape Verde up next, though, Zambia could still qualify, so long as they manage a win this time.

That's because Cape Verde could again only manage a draw, though this time it was a scoreless one. And yes, it was pretty much as dull as it sounds. Both DR Congo and the Blue Sharks were simply way too cautious, and if Cape Verde want to take points from Zambia, a change in their attack is definitely needed.

What to look for today

On to the good stuff. We hope. Last time out in Group C, it took way too long for Algeria to get going, and in fact it was South Africa that took the lead. But the Fennec Foxes came back to score three, so we can't be counting out the favorites yet. That said, they've got to get past a Ghana defense that can really lock themselves down. Senegal ultimately managed to break down the Black Stars, but it's best for Algeria if they don't surrender the lead once again.

As for the second game, well, no one really expects all that much from South Africa. Still, even if Senegal roll to an easy win, it's worth keeping an eye on the Bafana Bafana. It looks like they're building for the future, for a future in which they can finally start living up to expectations.

Standings, Group C

AFCON Group C

Schedule and how to watch, Day 7

Algeria vs. Ghana

Time: 11 a.m. ET
Venue: Estadio de Mongomo, Mongomo
Watch: beIN Sports and beIN Sports Connect (USA and Canada); Eurosport 2 (where available); other viewing options available here

Senegal vs. South Africa

Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio de Mongomo, Mongomo
Watch: beIN Sports and beIN Sports Connect (USA and Canada); Eurosport 2 (where available); other viewing options available here