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Summary

  1. Akaichi opens scoring, Bokila levels
  2. Tunisia & DR Congo qualify
  3. Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia
  4. Heavy rain makes pitch almost unplayable

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By Andy Cryer and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Farewell until tomorrow

So there you go then.

They may have a new president and he may well have phoned the team to wish them well, but Zambia slump out bottom of the group.

DR Congo equalise to register a score draw, bettering the goalless draw Cape Verde played out with Zambia - and that single goal carries them through.

Tunisia march forward too, group winners. This was close. This was wet (in Ebebiyin at least) and this was intriguing. Come back for more tomorrow at 17:30 GMT and thanks for your company.

DR Congo celebrate
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All about good timing

Jeremy Boklia scored with his first touch in the game for Congo DR and his contribution was enough. It is hard to believe they qualify having only won one of their last 14 in this tournament (Drawn 7 Lost 6).

The price you pay

Cape Verde will rue their lack of creativity in their final group game.

The Blue Sharks managed just one shot on target in the match, in the 63rd minute. Just one goal from 23 attempts in the tournament.

What happens next?

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So how about this for a quarter-final encounter: Congo v DR Congo.

A commentator's nightmare and probably filled with needle and patriotic passion.

That will take place on 31 January, as will Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea.

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Sarah Morgan: What fantastic scenes with Tunisia/DRC managers' joint celebrations and Kidiaba's inimitable ones!

What did you make of tonight's action? Tweet us on #bbcafcon2015.

Anyone for a shuffle on our backsides?

Contrasting scenes in Bata, where goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba is doing what can only be described as a 'bum shuffle'.

He sits on the deck and kind of shuffles along with a big smile on his face as his side celebrate.

All over in Group B

Cape Verde's Heldon is in tears. He hugs a team mate. His side have paid the price for not finding the net enough in this tournament and while unbeaten with three draws, a solitary goal from the penalty spot is not enough.

Bad news for Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as Yannick Bolasie will be here a little longer with DR Congo.

Group B
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FULL-TIME

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

A draw is enough for both sides as they qualify for the quarter-finals.

FULL-TIME

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

The players sit on the turf. They await the full-time whistle in Bata. And there it goes. Farewell Cape Verde and Zambia.

CLOSE!

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

This is all out attack now and Evans Kangwa brilliantly gets to the dead ball line...his cut-back is parried out and is the ball turned home...no. It dribbles wide.

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

It looks like Tunisia and DR Congo are going through, unless something dramatic happens in Ebibeyin.

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Just two minutes for added time remain. Heldon's free kick for Cape is horrendous. What a waste. He had 20 yards, a wall in front of him and he barely got the ball off the ground.

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

The clip into the box from Cape Verde breaks down as defenders throw anything in the way to clear. Stoppage time awaits and Cape Verde's Fernando Varela has to time a tackle perfectly or he was in big trouble...back to the Zambia end and they again conceded a free kick in a dangerous area. This will be a shot.

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

Good work from Yannick Bolasie but the ball finds its way to Chancel Mbemba Mangulu on the edge of the area, who blazes over.

Four minutes of injury time signalled.

CLOSE!

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Evans Kangwa sees glory and crashes left footed at goal. A good effort but Vozinha is behind it to catch. A free-kick at the other end gives Cape the chance to load the box. No time like the present lads...

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

And wasted as Yannick Bolasie's strike hits the wall. Still both teams going through as we stand.

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

Free-kick for DR Congo, central, 25 yards out...

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon: All those guys who sheltered from the storm are back and we've got an atmosphere again. If it weren't for the water splashes it would be just as you were. Both sides are pushing for that goal as desperation begins to set it. It's tough for the defences in these conditions.

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

No hanging around now. Goalkeepers lamp kicks up field in a hurry. Will we see some incredible late drama.

The coaches have made subs aplenty and played their cards. Neither side look like creating. It will be direct if a goal comes.

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

Yannick Bolasie's overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area is very easy for Tunisia's goalkeeper.

A country rebuilding

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

Mobutu Sese Seko
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Did you know? The Congolese Civil Wars, beginning in 1996, brought about the end of Mobutu Sese Seko's (pictured, right) 31 year reign, devastated the country, and ultimately involved nine African nations, multiple groups of UN peacekeepers and twenty armed groups.

The wars have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 5.4 million people since 1998.

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Patrick Ngoma races away down the left and battles the tide of surface water in the process but he over runs the ball. It's so hard for players to judge out there now.

Players on the pitch know the scenario now...score or your out. The only way Cape can progress without a goal is if Tunisia score a winner against DR Congo.

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

A fierce strike from Jean Kasusula flies wide from 25 yards for DR Congo.

Sharks are dangerous...

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Cape Verde were given little chance at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but stunned the continent by reaching the knockout stages - prompting former manager Lucio Antunes to burst into song in a news conference.

But should we be surprised if they do the same again? The Blue Sharks qualified for Afcon 2015 with two matches to spare.

As it stands

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Entering the last 10 minutes in both matches and all four teams could still qualify for the quarter-finals. Tunisia and DR Congo in the box seat but a goal in the other match changes everything.

CLOSE!

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

What a chance. What a chance.

As this opens up, good work by Chisamba Lungu sets up a crossing chance and he drives a ball across goal...must be for Evans Kangwa...no.

He was 10 yards out, unmarked, but could not adjust his feet and his prod at goal slices wide.

YELLOW CARD

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Rainford Kalaba has taken these wet conditions quite seriously.

Tom Daley
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The Zambia man dives like Tom Daley in the area under challenge...no contact...yellow card.

No complaints anywhere, a pathetic dive. Desperate to say the least.

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon: The rain has stopped but the search for a goal here hasn't. A 0-0 draw doesn't suit either side now. The pitch is still difficult but to be fair it has stood up better than it might have done, given the amount of water we're talking about!

CLOSE!

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Substitutes combine for Cape Verde as Djaniny returns a pass to Odair Fortes and he is in...big chance...denied. He could not quite beat the keeper to the bouncing ball but that was tight.

GREAT SAVE!

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

DR Congo stopper puts his body in the way of Hamza Younes's close-range shot to deflect the ball over. Tunisia may still be going through as group winners but their position looks precarious.

Cape Verde's star man

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Heldon
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SUBSTITUTION

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Lubambo Musonda is off, on comes striker Patrick Ngoma for Zambia. Antonia Varela heads to the dugout for Cape Verde as Odair Fortes enters the fray.

Where is the star man to decide this? A national hero could be born...

PENALTY APPEAL

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Djaniny has been handy since he came on for Verde. He sees a penalty shout turned down but that one was a little weak.

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia

All of a sudden, DR Congo are looking a different side. Yannick Bolasie has come to life and Tunisia are suddenly in real danger here.

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

This game should be perfectly balanced for a late flurry at both ends now. Cape are out unless they draw at least 1-1 but obviously a win would be far more desirable. Zambia must win or it is the plane home for them.

Barely a chance in this second half to report and that must change. The rain has eased, the football cannot...

As it stands

All change in Group B...

Group B Africa Cup of Nations
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Congo DR would progress courtesy of their 1-1 draw. They have scored, Cape Verde's draw is a goalless one and that would be the difference.

GREAT SAVE!

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

Djaniny - the substitute for Cape Verde has a bang from 20 yards and draws a very good diving save from Kennedy Mweene. That's what this is about now. Get it in the box, shoot on sight.

GOAL

Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia - Jeremy Bokila

Jeremy Bokila
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Unbelievable. DR Congo have done the square root of nothing and then all of a sudden, one long ball, Dieumerci Mbokani knocks the ball on and substitute Jeremy Bokila fires home the equaliser.

Both teams are going through at the moment but all that could change...

What a miss!

Congo DR 0-1 Tunisia

Wahbi Khazri should put Tunisia through. He turns on the ball just eight yards out but still somehow blazes the ball over the bar. He had to score.

Conditions for a legend

Cape Verde 0-0 Zambia

We cannot endure a fixture in conditions like this without reference to the great man.

Preston North End legend - the late Sir Tom Finney - is immortalised in bronze outside Deepdale performing his famous 'The Splash' slide.

Preston's Tom Finney splashes through a puddle at Chelsea in 1956
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Preston or Africa? He could hack this.