Defending champions Algeria could yet suffer more ignominy in the Africa Cup Nations should they be eliminated in the group stages after a shock 1-0  defeat by minnows Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

Algeria have one point and will have to reckon with Ivory Coast, another wounded Group E heavweight who were humiliated by the tournament’s rank outsiders Sierra Leone in a 2-2 draw, in a do-die or match.

The result means the Desert Warriors’ 35-match unbeaten run came to an end in the hands of the most unexpected opponents.

As the African footballing powerhouses fight to the death in the final group matches, unfancied sides Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone will be locked in their own battle a round of 16 ticket awaiting the victor.

2021 Afcon Standings

GROUP A
MP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Cameroon

CAMEROON

2 2 0 0 6 2 4 6
Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO

2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Cabo Verde

CABO VERDE

2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA

2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
GROUP B
MP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Guinea

GUINEA

2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
Senegal

SENEGAL

2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
Malawi

MALAWI

2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE

2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
GROUP C
MP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Morocco

MOROCCO

2 2 0 0 3 0 3 6
Gabon

GABON

2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
Ghana

GHANA

2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
Comoros

COMOROS

2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
GROUP D
MP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Nigeria

NIGERIA

2 2 0 0 4 1 3 6
Egypt

EGYPT

2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Guinea-Bissau

GUINEA-BISSAU

2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1
Sudan

SUDAN

2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
GROUP E
MP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Côte d'Ivoire

CÔTE D’IVOIRE

2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
Equatorial Guinea

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE

2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Algeria

ALGERIA

2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1
GROUP F
MP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Gambia

GAMBIA

2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
Mali

MALI

2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
Tunisia

TUNISIA

2 1 0 1 4 1 3 3
Mauritania

MAURITANIA

2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 0

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