Holders Algeria Crashes out of Afcon, beaten 3-1 by Ivory Coast
Algeria, the defending champions, was eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations after a 3-1 defeat against Ivory Coast at Douala.
Algeria was two goals behind before the interval when Franke Kessie completed a wonderful move and Ibrahim Sangare headed home.
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal put the Ivorians ahead 3-0 before Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty.
Algeria, who received a late consolation goal from Sofiane Bendebka, finish bottom of Group E following a dreadful performance.
In the last five Nations Cup finals, Djamel Belmadi’s side has been eliminated at the first hurdle three times.