Factfile: Cameroon v Ivory Coast (Africa Cup of Nations)

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Cameroon's Ambroise Oyongo, left, celebrates after scoring a goal against Mali, during their African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match in Estadio De Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 (Photo: AP)
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Wednesday 28 Jan 2015
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Five facts on the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast in Malabo Wednesday:

-- Cameroon have won five of the seven previous Cup of Nations match-ups with Ivory Coast and drawn the other two. The widest winning margin was 3-0 in a 2000 group game.

-- The Ivorian Elephants are ranked third in Africa by FIFA and the Cameroonian Indomitable Lions eighth. The gap between the nations in the world rankings is 14 places.

-- While the Ivory Coast squad includes four English Premier League stars -- brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure, Cheick Tiote and Wilfried Bony -- Cameroon do not have any.

-- Ivory Coast have scored in 13 of their previous 14 Cup of Nations matches. The only time they drew a blank was when losing the 2012 final to Zambia on penalties after a goalless draw.

-- Cameroon have won seven, drawn six and lost two of 15 matchday 3 group games at the Cup of Nations with the most decisive victories being 3-0 against Togo in 2002 and Sudan six years later.

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