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West Africa dominates at North Africa's expense
January 30th, 2013 11:43PM
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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS]The pairings in this weekend's quarterfinals at the Africa Cup of Nations are set: South Africa-Mali and Ghana-Cape Verde Islands Saturday and Burkina Faso-Togo and Ivory Coast-Nigeria Sunday. That leaves a record seven teams from West Africa in the quarterfinals to go along with host South Africa. Tunisia's exit on Wednesday meant that no team from North Africa made it to the final eight for the first time since 1992.

Tunisia looked set to go ahead in its decisive match against Togo, but Khaled Mouelhi hit the post from the penalty spot in the 78th minute. Togo's Sparrow Hawks held on for a 1-1 tie and went through on goal difference ahead of Tunisia.

Algeria had already been eliminated before its 2-2 tie with Ivory Coast, which won Group D, while Morocco was eliminated earlier in the week with three ties.

Bob Bradley's Egypt, winner of the tournament in 2006, 2008 and 2010 for a record seven titles, did not qualify for the finals.

Highlights:Togo-Tunisia

Television viewing:All games are available on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

GROUP A
Jan. 19 in Johannesburg
South Africa 0 Cape Verde Islands 0
Angola 0 Morocco 0
Jan. 23 in Durban
South Africa 2 Angola 0
Morocco 1 Cape Verde Islands 1
Jan. 27 in Durban
Morocco 2 South Africa 2
Jan. 27in Port Elizabeth
Cape Verde Islands 2 Angola 1
Final Standings:South Africa 5 points (4-2); Cape Verde Islands 5 (3-2); Morocco 3; Angola 1.

GROUP B
Jan. 20 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana 2 DR Congo 2
Mali 1 Niger 0
Jan. 24 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana 1 Mali 0
Niger 0 DR Congo 0
Jan. 28 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana 3 Niger 0
Jan. 28in Durban
Mali 1 DR Congo 1
Standings:Ghana 7 points; Mali 4; DR Congo 3; Niger 1.

GROUP C
Jan. 21 in Nelspruit
Zambia 1 Ethiopia 1
Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 1
Jan. 25 in Nelspruit
Zambia 1 Nigeria 1
Burkina Faso 4 Ethiopia 0
Jan. 29 in Nelspruit
Burkina Faso 0 Zambia 0
Jan. 29in Rustenburg
Nigeria 2 Ethiopia 0
Standings:Burkina Faso 5 points (5-1); Nigeria 5 (4-2); Zambia 3; Ethiopia 1.

GROUP D
Jan. 22 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast 2 Togo 1
Tunisia 1 Algeria 0
Jan. 26 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast 3 Tunisia 0
Togo 2 Algeria 0
Jan. 30 in Rustenburg
Algeria 2 Ivory Coast 2
Jan. 30in Nelspruit
Tunisia 1 Togo 1
Standings:Ivory Coast 7 points; Togo 4 (3-4); Tunisia 4 (2-4); Algeria 1.

QUARTERFINALS
Feb. 2 in Durban
South Africa vs. Mali
Feb. 2 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana vs. Cape Verde Islands
Feb. 3 in Nelspruit
Burkina Faso vs. Togo
Feb. 3 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast vs. Nigeria

SEMIFINALS
Feb. 6 in Durban
Winner Durban vs. Winner Rustenburg
Feb. 6 in Nelspruit
Winner Nelspruit vs. Winner Port Elizabeth

THIRD-PLACE GAME

Feb. 9 in Port Elizabeth

FINAL

Feb. 10 in Johannesburg



1 comment
  1. Valerie Metzler
    commented on: January 31, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.
    West Africa!

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