U17 World Cup: Mali go through to quarter-finals

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Mali eased past North Korea 3-0 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Under-17 world Cup in Chile.

The African champions secured victory with two goals from Sidiki Maiga and one from Amadou Haidara. Mali will now play Croatia on 1 November.

"It was a perfect match from our side but it was also a tough game," Mali coach Baye Ba told Fifa.com. external-link

"We are happy that we are now in the next round. The team is here to win the title but we will do it step by step."

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