Guinea win drawing of lots to seal Cup progress

Guinea, Mali finished all three of their group matches 1-1. Ivory Coast topped the group with 1-0 win over Cameroon.

    Guinea and Mali both ended up with 1-1 draws in all three games [Getty Images]
    Guinea and Mali both ended up with 1-1 draws in all three games [Getty Images]

    Guinea has won the drawing of lots for a spot in the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

    The number 2, printed on a piece of paper and stuffed inside a green ball, was drawn out of a bowl by a team representative at a hotel in Malabo.

    The representative from Mali drew the number 3. The numbers decided the placings in Group D.

    Guinea will next face Ghana on Sunday in the quarter-finals, while Mali have been eliminated.

    The two teams were forced to draw lots after finishing all three of their group matches 1-1. The Ivory Coast won the group by beating Cameroon 1-0 on Wednesday and will next face Algeria.

    Quarter-finals:

    January 31
    Congo v Democratic Republic of Congo
    Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea

    February 1
    Ghana v Guinea
    Ivory Coast v Algeria

    SOURCE: Agencies


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