AFCON: 6 Things We Learned from South Africa vs. Mali

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AFCON: 6 Things We Learned from South Africa vs. Mali
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South Africa and Mali in African Cup of Nations quarterfinal action.

Hosts South Africa reached the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals vs. Mali but exited the tournament in disappointing fashion after a penalty-shootout defeat in Durban.

South Africa dominated both possession and goalscoring chances in the match, but Mali progresses to the semifinals in a repeat of last year, when they defeated host nation Gabon in a shootout in the quarterfinals.

Mali will now face either the Ivory Coast or Nigeria, which meet in a quarterfinal on Sunday.

Here are six things we learned from Mali’s surprise victory.

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