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Ghana, Mali go through to last eight

DIFFERENT PATHS:Ghana made the quarter-finals with a 3-0 rout of Niger, while Mali equalized against DR Congo after conceding a third-minute goal to qualify with a draw


However, the game steadily faded as a spectacle and Mali came closest to winning in the second half through substitutes Kalilou Traore and Cheikh Tidiane Diabate and Keita.

“It was emotionally difficult knowing what was happening in the Ghana game and realizing we needed just a point. We need to keep up our intensity,” Mali coach Patrice Carteron said.

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