Togo reach Africa Cup last eight for first time

The draw bagged Togo the runners-up spot in Group D and a last eight match-up with Burkina Faso in Nelspruit, South Africa on Sunday.

updated: January 31, 2013 12:09 IST
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Nelspruit, South Africa: Togo drew 1-1 with Tunisia on Wednesday to complete the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final cast list for the first time and send the Carthage Eagles heading back to Tunis.

After Serge Gakpe's opener for Togo was cancelled out by Khalid Mouelhi's penalty the two countries finished level on points, with Togo owing their first appearance in the knockout stages at the seventh attempt to superior goal difference.

Mouelhi then missed from the spot late in the second half, his failure condemning Tunisia to an early exit.

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