Mali vs Ivory Coast LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Mali vs Ivory Coast LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Hosts Ivory Coast kept up their incredible escape act at the Africa Cup of Nations as they came from behind to beat Mali 2-1 in Saturday’s quarter-final, scoring a last-gasp goal in extra time to book a semi-final with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oumar Diakite got a touch to Seko Fofana’s strike to win the game for the Ivorians, who played with 10 men for most of the match after Odilon Kossounou was sent off shortly before halftime.

Mali had taken a 71st-minute lead through Nene Dorgeles but the home team, roared on by the crowd at the Stade de la Paix, fought back and equalised through Simon Adingra in the 90th minute to force extra time.

Diakite then scored the winner before being sent off for a second booking by taking his shirt off in celebration. Mali's Hamari Traore was also shown a red card at the final whistle.

The Ivorians had limped into the knockout stage as one of the four best third placed finishers, despite a 4-0 loss to tiny Equatorial Guinea, but then resurrected their hopes by edging holders Senegal on post-match penalties in the last 16.

Mali vs Ivory Coast latest news

  • AFCON hosts Ivory Coast pull off another stunning comeback

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Find our match report below!

AFCON hosts Ivory Coast pull off another stunning comeback

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Africa Cup of Nations hosts Ivory Coast pulled off another stunning comeback to beat Mali in the quarter-finals.

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FT: Mali 1-2 Ivory Coast!

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They've done it!

Ivory Coast are through! Diakite was sent off for removing his shirt in celebration and tempers are boiling over!

Mali 1-2 Ivory Coast

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120 mins: GOAL!

Ivory Coast have done it!! They're surely through to the semi-finals!

Diakite bundles in the dying embers!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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118 mins: Can there be any more drama here? It looks as if it's slowing down right now.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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114 mins: Barring a moment of magic, we're set for penalties.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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112 mins: It's all Mali now but Ivory Coast are so compact, they cannot break them down.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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109 mins: SO CLOSE!

Boly turns Nene's cross out for a corner and Ivory Coast clear!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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108 mins: Mali now having most of the ball but cannot force a way through a tight Ivorian backline.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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107 mins: We're now at the break in extra-time.

15 minutes to find a winner!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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106 mins: Ivory Coast just aren't giving Mali an inch defensively.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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101 mins: As you might imagine, it's all a bit last-ditch right now.

Ivory Coast looking the more likely.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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96 mins: OFF THE BAR!

Haller hits the frame of the goal with a header!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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94 mins: Ivory Coast look in the ascendancy now. It seems as if they need hardship to get going!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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92 mins: Mali's tempo has seriously dropped now.

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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Underway in extra-time!

FT: Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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We're set for extra-time!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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94 mins: We're headed for extra-time after yet more drama!

Mali 1-1 Ivory Coast

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90 min: GOAL!

The Ivorians are LEVEL! Adingra bundles in!

Mali 1-0 Ivory Coast

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85 mins: The Ivorians look dead on their feet, with Mali just knocking the ball around now.

Mali 1-0 Ivory Coast

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82 mins: CHANCE!

Diakite heads wide from a corner! Was that the chance?

Mali 1-0 Ivory Coast

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80 mins: Ten minutes for the hosts to try and salvage something. They did leave it late against Senegal...

Mali 1-0 Ivory Coast

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71 mins: Ivory Coast have a mountain to climb now.

Mali have never lost to a host nation at the AFCON...

Mali 1-0 Ivory Coast

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68 mins: GOAL!

Mali have their breakthrough! Nene curls one in on his right foot from outside the box!

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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67 mins: It's difficult to see where Mali's goal is coming from, such has been the resilience on show from Ivory Coast.

Extra-time could beckon...

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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Haller has a chance to head at goal but Mali clear their lines!

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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56 mins: The Ivorians have managed this pretty well, it must be said.

They looked a bit ragged even before the red card but are developing something of a foothold now.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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54 mins: Yet to really get going here after such a crazy first-half.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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50 mins: All the pressure is on Mali now. They're trying their luck from range but not doing too much to truly trouble.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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Back underway!

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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Another look at the red card...

HT: Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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....And breathe.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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45 mins: Six minutes added on here as Ivory Coast look to make it to half-time without any more drama.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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44 mins: RED CARD!

Kossounou hauls down Sinayoko after a Mali break and gets his second yellow

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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41 mins: Ivory Coast finishing the half here strongly as they start to build up a head of steam but chances remain few and far between.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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35 mins: Kessie is doing his very best in midfield but nothing going forward is sticking.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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33 mins: Back underway after the drinks break as Kessie tries to get the Ivorians going.

They're lacking fluency in attack.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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30 mins: We're headed for a drinks break after a pretty frantic start.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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25 mins: It's all Mali here, albeit there's been nothing in the way of cleat cut chances since the penalty.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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22 mins: The Ivorians just can't get a foot on the ball here

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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17 mins: IT'S SAVED!

Traore's spot-kick is saved by Fofana!

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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Kossounou brings down Sinayoko and goes into the book!

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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11 mins: The Elephants having the better of it now, mustering two shots in the last few minutes, albeit they haven't troubled the hosts too much.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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05 mins: Mali are growing into this, seeing more of the ball of late.

We're yet to have a shot, however.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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03 mins: A decent amount of possession from the hosts, forcing free-kicks from Mali but not the fastest of starts.

Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast

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01 mins: The Ivorians on the attack first up as Pepe wins a free-kick.

Mali vs Ivory Coast: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go!

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Closing in on kick-off

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DR Congo will be waiting with baited breath...

Mali vs Ivory Coast: AFCON full of shocks

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Conventional wisdom suggests Mali should be robust enough to get through this but the AFCON has been full of shocks so far...

Confirmed Ivory Coast lineup

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Fofana; Aurier, Ndicka, Seri, Konan; Fofana, Kessie, Gradel; Kossounou, Kouame, Pepe

Confirmed Mali lineup

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Diarra; Traore, Haidara, Kouyate, Niakate, Samasseskou, Couliabaly, Sacko, Traore, Sinayoko, Doumbia

Mali vs Ivory Coast: How the stadium looks

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Today's venue 👇

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Ivory Coast's path to the quarter-finals

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The story has been more dramatic for the Ivorians.

They scraped through as one of the best-third placed teams in the group stage despite winning only once and then knocked out holders Senegal in a penalty shootout.

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Mali's path to the quarter-finals

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The Eagles beat Burkina Faso last time out after topping a group also containing South Africa, Namibia and Tunisia.

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Calm before the storm

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How it looks in the dressing rooms!

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Latest odds today

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Mali: 5/2

Ivory Coast: 5/4

Draw (90 mins): 19/10

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Who will the winner play?

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DR Congo await in the semi-finals!

Head to head (h2h) history and results

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Since 1983, the Eagles have only beaten the Elephants once.

Mali wins: 4

Draws: 9

Ivory Coast wins: 19

Mali vs Ivory Coast: Score prediction today

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This is a really tough one to call, as both teams have momentum and talent. Home support was key to the Ivorians turning things around against Senegal but good defences win tournaments.

Mali to win 1-0.

Ivory Coast team news vs Mali today

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Ivory Coast welcomed Sebastien Haller back from injury when he appeared as a late substitute against Senegal, and he may be in line to make his first start of the tournament.

Ibrahim Sangare picked up a knock from a heavy Sadio Mane challenge early on while centre-back Ousmane Diomande did not feature in the squad.

Mali team news vs Ivory Coast today

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Tottenham midfielder Yves Bissouma sat out their last-16 match following reports of an injury in training.

There was also concern for Amadou Haidara when he departed the game after receiving treatment.

Mali vs Ivory Coast: TV channel and live stream

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Football.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.


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Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Mali's clash against Ivory Coast in the AFCON quarter-finals today.

Kick-off at Stade de la Paix is at 5pm GMT.