Cameroon will be looking for nothing less than a win in their final group fixture against Ivory Coast on WednesdayReuters

Cameroon and Ivory Coast come face to face in the two side's final Group D fixture of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations at Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.

The Indomitable Lions will be looking for nothing less than a win in this fixture as anyone from this group are capable of progressing to the quarter finals of the competition. This is because all the teams – Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali and Guinea – in Group D have the same points (2) with the same goal difference (0).

Having recorded a 1-1 draw in their first two fixtures against Mali and Guinea, a victory would only guarantee Cameroon a place in the next round of the competition.

However, a win against Ivory Coast would certainly not be that easy as the Elephants are known to be formidable opponents with the likes of Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Wilfred Bony, Seydou Doumbia and Salomon Kalou amongst their ranks.

And Cameroon head coach Volker Finke, whose position will definitely come under scrutiny if they fail to make it out of the group stages for the first time since 1996, admits that his side's final group game against Ivory Coast will be crucial.

"Wednesday will be a decisive match because Cote d'Ivoire are in the same situation as us," Finke told Goal, adding that he is amazed to see all the teams in Group D have the same points despite a vast difference in their Fifa rankings.

"I am a bit surprised at the situation in the group, especially when you consider our opponents - we are the third of the four in the Fifa rankings."

Meanwhile, the Ivorians will also be hoping to beat Cameroon in their final group game and progress to the final eight of the competition.

Although the Elephants, who have twice emerged as the runners up in the last four years of the Africa Cup of Nations, were expected to easily top this group owing to the quality in their squad, they have failed to do so, recording 1-1 draws against Guinea and Mali in their two opening fixtures.

Now the Ivorians are currently in a do-or-die situation as they need to beat Cameroon in their final fixture to progress to the next round.

Many were counting on Manchester City star Yaya Toure to lead the Ivorians to glory in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, but head coach Herve Renard admits that the midfielder is finding it difficult without the quality of his club teammates.

"Ivory Coast are not Manchester City," Renard told Goal. "The potential of the players is not the same. At City there are a lot of players able to defend very well and create."

"With us, it is a bit different, which is why we ask him to do a different job, although he was very comfortable because he was used to doing that earlier in his career, especially at Barcelona."

However, Renard admits that more than Toure, it is the less experienced players in his squad who are giving him a headache.

"Players like Yaya and Kolo are not difficult to manage. You ask them to play somewhere and they do it, because they are thinking about the team," he added. "Other players who don't have the same experience think they know it all and won't understand."

Where to Watch Live

The game is set to begin at 6pm GMT (11:30pm IST) with live coverage in India on Sony Six HD. The match can also be watched via live streaming on Sony Six Online.

Viewers in the UK can watch 2015 African Nations game live on ITV 4 and British EuroSport 1 or via live streaming on ITV Player or Eurosport Player.

The match will be broadcast in the US and Canada on Bein Sports USA and Bein Sports Canada respectively, with an option to stream on Bein Sports Connect.

Audicence in Ivory Coast and Cameroon can watch the match via live streaming on Super Sport.

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