LIVE: Tunisia v Burkina Faso | AFCON Last 16

14:00 ET Canada-USA | 21:00 Cairo Local Time

Venue: Stade Roumde Adjia

Tunisia will meet Burkina Faso looking to end a fairly rotten recent record at this stage of the AFCON, although history favours their opponents.

Tunisia might be favourites – they are ranked 30 places higher in the world than Burkina Faso – but, in the previous two meetings at the AFCON in 1998 and 2017, it was the Stallions who progressed at the quarter-final stage.

In fact, Burkina Faso have gone through from each of their three last-eight matches in this competition, a record only Mali can better (they have won each of their five previous quarter-finals).

No team has made it to this stage more often since its introduction in 1992 than Tunisia, who are 11-time quarter-finalists now, but this has not been a happy round for Mondher Kebaier’s side: they have been eliminated from five of their past six such matches.

Still, after knocking out Nigeria in the last 16 despite COVID-19 cases badly depleting their squad, perhaps this will be their year.

One to watch: Youssef Msakni (Tunisia)

Msakni’s winner against Nigeria saw him become the first Tunisia player to score in five different editions of the AFCON. There are only four players to score in six: Cameroon great Samuel Eto’o, Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya, and Ghana forwards Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew.

LIVE: Tunisia v Burkina Faso | AFCON Last 16

14:00 ET Canada-USA | 21:00 Cairo Local Time

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