L'international ivoirien Franck Kessié
Friday Oct 06, 2017. 22:55
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group C match between Mali and Ivory Coast at the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako.
Mali XI: Diarra, Wagué, Traoré, Koné, Fofana, Doumbia, Samassekou , Diarra, Bissouma, Niane, Traore.
Ivory Coast XI: Gbohouo, Aurier, Kanon, Bailly, Konan, Dié, Gbamin, Kessié, Kodjia, Cornet, Assalé.
That's all from the Stade du 26 Mars where Mali drew 0-0 with Ivory Coast. As a result, Mali are eliminated from the qualifiers, while Ivory Coast remain at the top of Group C standings. Please join us again tomorrow, bye!
FULL-TIME: Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast.
90' - The fourth official has added three minutes.
85' - Mali attacker Coulibaly forces Gbohouo into a decent save with a header.
85' - Five minutes left for the Eagles to snatch a late winning goal.
80' - Mali sub: Haidara IN, Bissouma OUT.
80' - CAUTION: Aurier (Ivory Coast)
75' - The match is stopped as Mali's Diarra is down injured.
70' - Twenty minutes left for Mali to snatch a late winning goal and keep their slim hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive.
67' - CAUTION: Gbohouo (Ivory Coast)
67' - Ivory Coast sub: Kalou IN, Assale OUT.
65' - Mali midfielder Bissouma plays a through ball for Doumbia, who is ruled offside.
63' - Mali sub: Coulibaly IN, Niane OUT.
60' - The match is stopped as Mali's Traore is down injured. It remains goalless as we reach the hour-mark.
55' - CAUTION: Konan (Ivory Coast)
50' - Mali defender Kone tries his luck from range and his right footed shot from outside the box misses to the target.
46' - Ivory Coast sub: Sanogo IN, Die OUT.
46' - The second-half is underway.
HALF-TIME: Mali 0-0 Ivory Coast.
45' - The fourth official has added one minute.
40' - Mali sub: Djenepo IN, Traoré OUT.
40' - CHANCE! Ivory Coast striker Kodjia has a chance to put the Elephants into the lead, but his effort is blocked.
35' - CAUTION: Samassekou (Mali)
30' - It remains goalless here at the Stade du 26 Mars as we reach the half-hour mark.
26' - CAUTION: Bailly (Ivory Coast)
25' - Traoré tries a through ball for his Mali team-mate Diarra, but the latter is ruled offside.
20' - Mali midfielder Bissouma goes down injured and play is stopped.
15' - The Elephants of Ivory Coast are starting to apply some pressure on the Mali defence with Die stamping his authority in midfield.
10' - Kodjia is playing as a target-man for Ivory Coast, but there's no supply for him thus far as Mali continue to dominate possession without testing goalkeeper Gbohouo.
5' - The Eagles of Mali have been the better side thus far - pressing Ivory Coast in search of an early goal.
1' - The match is underway.