Ivory Coast achieved a remarkable turnaround in the Africa Cup of Nations final, defeating Nigeria 2-1 with Sebastian Haller’s decisive goal. Despite facing early setbacks, including managerial changes and defeats in the group stage, Ivory Coast persevered to reach the final. Initially dominated by Nigeria, Ivory Coast rallied in the second half, equalizing through Franck Kessie’s header before Haller’s winner. Despite Nigeria’s efforts to force extra time, Ivory Coast held on for victory, clinching their third AFCON title. The triumph sparked jubilant celebrations in Abidjan, marking a fairy tale ending to their improbable journey in the tournament.
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