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Summary

  1. Lots will be drawn to decide if Mali or Guinea go through
  2. Guinea 1-1 Mali
  3. Ivory Coast through as Max Gradel goal beats Cameroon
  4. GET INVOLVED: #bbcafcon2015

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Well that is it for the day.

It comes down to this for Mali and Guinea. Good luck sleeping tonight if you support either of those sides.

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Thank you for all your interaction today and throughout this tournament so far. The BBC Sport website will keep you up to date on plans for the drawing of lots as we get greater clarity on when it will happen tomorrow.

Afcon action then returns on Saturday as the quarter-finals get underway and there will be a live text covering it all right here.

Pools panel says...

In all, 10 of the 24 matches at Afcon 2015 have now ended 1-1.

Predictable or brilliantly competitive?

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Andrew Priestley: A nation's progression to the knockout stages of an international competition will be decided by the drawing of lots. Surreal.

Festus Abrah-Yeboah: We have seen too little goals in this tournament over all. Is it really done to attacking flaws or stand-out defending?

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Group D drama

Lots will be drawn

What can you say about this? What a group.

Africa Cup of Nations Group D
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Pre-tournament favourites Ivory Coast are in the last eight and will meet Algeria in a clash of two huge African nations. That's the simple part though as tomorrow we will know if Guinea or Mali are in the quarter-finals when lots are drawn.

Imagine the nerves...all your preparation comes down to luck of the draw.

FULL-TIME

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast are through. Cameroon are going home.

FULL-TIME

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Lots will be drawn. You heard it here first...lots will be drawn.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Abdoulaye Cisse of Guinea rolls around on the deck. He gets done by a high boot. This game is seconds from completion...

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Free-kick Mali...yes another one...Abdou Traore slams it to the box and out comes Naby Yattara to punch. You can feel the nerves emanating from these players.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Cameroon v Ivory Coast
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Four minutes of injury time.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

I'd say next goal wins rather than splitting by drawing lots but we may be here all day.

A late substitution for Mali slows momentum - three minutes of injury time.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Guinea v Mali
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Mohamed Yattara has run tirelessly for Guinea up front and he is hacked down - a clever foul to kill play - prompting Seydouba Soumah to hit a free kick from range. He finds he wall and we are three minutes from lots being drawn to split these teams.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Vincent Aboubakar takes a few steps back, runs up and....... bang. The ball fis blocked though.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Free-kick to Cameroon 30 yards out. Fill the box lads....

CLOSE!

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Bakary Sako is a big lad, broad shoulders, hardly the lean, tricky winger type, but that's what he's playing like.

He teases and taunts his marker, weaves a yard, slips one across goal...own goal...no. The defender breathes a sigh as the ball goes wide.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Cameroon v Ivory Coast
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Five minutes for Cameroon to save themselves. A goal and its drawing lots all around. As it stands, Ivory Coast are through as group winners.

CLOSE!

Guinea 1-1 Mali

The big build-up. A wall is constructed (it would have been quicker to build a brick one). Free-kick Mali...20 yards...Seydou Keita over it...bang...into the wall.

The time investment in setting that barrier up was worth it. Keita has not had a day to remember.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo: You know when you think a team will get one more chance...that may have been it for Aboubakar.

Just when he needed a clean contact. Fans still doing everything they can but all the flag waving and singing looks like coming to nought here.

Cameroon haven't looked nearly as threatening after Edgar Salli's replacement which I can only assume was because of an injury.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo: Tick tick tick...

I've seen some late goals in this stadium... Asamoah Gyan against Algeria to win it for Ghana. Moussa Sow winning the game for Senegal against the Black Stars with literally the last kick of the match. Less than 10 minutes here for one of these sides to grab a place in the last eight.

Yaya not himself?

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure
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Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard admits Yaya Toure may struggle to replicate his Manchester City performances at international level.

He said: "Ivory Coast are not Manchester City. The potential of the players is not the same.

"At City there are a lot of players able to defend very well and create.

"With us, it is a bit different, which is why we ask him to do a different job, although he was very comfortable because he was used to doing that earlier in his career, especially at Barcelona."

CLOSE!

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

A real chance for Vincent Aboubakar but he scuffs his shot from eight yards and goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo pounces gratefully.

Yaya Toure limps off for Ivory Coast and is replaced by Cheick Doukoure.

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Jack Vagabond: Why doesn't it go to penalties? Drawing lots is very strange way to decide.

I wish I could answer that one for you Jack.

Keep tweeting us on #bbcafcon. How would you feel if your team had to draw lots?

CLOSE!

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Foul...foul...foul. We approach the 40th one of this match and Guinea are almost made to pay. Having just conceded a free kick in the exact same area, they do the same again and Seydou Keita's delivery causes mayhem in the six-yard box. Penalty appeals by players for handball, not given.

Mali are banking on a bit of luck here and they'll need more tomorrow if it goes to the drawing of lots.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Free-kick from Cameroon on the edge of the penalty area on the left..... a rare chance. Comes to nothing as the Lions struggle to create anything.

CLOSE!

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Attack v defence. Red and yellow Guinea shirts camped in their own half. If they survive this 15 minutes I'd be surprised.

Retention of possession is non existent for the side which led through Kevin Constant's penalty early on. Big headed chance for Molla Wague of Mali...glances it...slips wide. Unmarked.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Into the last 15 minutes at Malabo and Ivory Coast appear to be in cruise control. They know though a goal from Cameroon and their progress is in danger.

It only takes a second....

SUBSTITUTION

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Yes, yes, yes, for the Sunday League enthusiasts as Molla Wague lumps a massive up and under clearance down field. The ball orbits Mars and comes back into the atmosphere...how will it bounce on this boulder of a pitch? Heavy and well mopped up by the Guinea back line.

Here comes Bakary Sako of Wolves for Mali. A handful this guy. Replaces Abdoulay Diaby who played on the right flank, not a familiar berth for Sako.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo: Cameroon boss Volker Finke has finally turned to Lyon striker Clinton N'Jie.

He's been repeatedly asked in press conferences why he hasn't had a chance...that means if he scores and Cameroon go through then many of the Cameroonian journalist here will, I suspect, suggest it is in spite of their coach and not because of him.

He's just had a shot deflect over and the fans in front of me are going wild and chanting his name.

CLOSE!

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Guinea v Mali
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Salif Coulibaly of DR Congo outfit Mazembe uses his full frame and an acrobatic fling of the body to cut out a driven pass by Kevin Constant. It's a crucial interception and sparks an attack for Mali but Abdoulay Diaby goes early and is offside. He was away there.

As it stands

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Into the last 30 minutes. Ivory Coast are going through, while Guinea and Mali are drawing lots for second spot. A goal in either game could change things though...

Guinea 1-1 Mali

History is with the Eagles...

Mali
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Guinea 1-1 Mali - Modibo Maiga

Credit to Mali. They have come out after the break, got their goal and dominated. Corners are forced with balls played between centre-back and full-back leading to dangerous attacks.

Guinea have brought Seydouba Soumah and he at least looks fresh legged up front but their attacks are sparse.

CLOSE!

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Almost game over as Wilfried Bony bursts through on goal for Ivory Coast. It looks as though he is being pulled back by Nicolas N'Koulou but, with play waved on, his shot is straight at goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

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Guinea 1-1 Mali

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo: The Mali fans are jumping now. They can see more goals for their side here this evening, and with Maiga rampant down the left, and defending like Guinea have displayed so far in this second half, who can tell them they're wrong?

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast
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The last time Ivory Coast failed to get out of the Africa Cup of Nations group stage was in 2002, having finished runners-up twice and third since then.

They did lift the trophy back in 1992 in Senegal and are highly fancied to challenge for the title this time round.

That is if they get out of the group stages. They are on track as things stand.

SUBSTITUTION

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Issiaga Sylla - the Guinea left back - trots off and Djibril Tamsir Paye comes on. He has just one cap before today so his belly is probably jumping a bit now. Not much margin to knock off the rough edges here.

Guinea look to have gone into themselves a little. Territorially this is all in their half.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Mali fans
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Here we go again then...

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Cameroon are looking a little bit more lively here. They know if they find the net, they are back in this tournament.

CLOSE!

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Now then. How's your bottle? Stick and take a lottery draw of play your way to progression while taking the odd risk?

Managers Henryk Kasperczak and Michel Dussuyer, this is where you earn your corn.

A tight five minutes has followed that leveller, Mali shading it and excellent work by Maiga sets Mamoutou N'Diaye to shoot...good low save.

Cameroon v Ivory Coast (18:00 GMT)

Ivory Coast
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