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Football: Burkina Faso beat Ghana to reach Africa Cup final dl/pi

Football: Burkina Faso, Ghana go to extra time

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Burkina Faso and Ghana went to extra time Wednesday after it ended 1-1 at the end of normal time at the Mbombela Stadium. Mubarak Wakaso converted a 13th-minute penalty for four-time champions Ghana and Aristide Bance levelled on the hour mark for a Burkinabe team seeking a first final appearance. dl/pi

Soccer-Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - result

NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - African Nations Cup semi-final result (Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 1 after extra time). At Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit Scorers: Ghana: Solomon Wakaso 13pen Burkina Faso: Aristides Bance 60 Red card: Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) 117 Halftime: 1-0; Fulltime: 1-1 Penalties: Isaac Vorsah Ghana missed 0-0

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday Feb 6

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday: - - - - SOCCER Singapore join probe into match-fixing scam LONDON - Singapore, which European investigators say is the source for hundreds of matches being fixed in a global betting scam, promised on Tuesday to aid the probe but some in the game said many of the revelations were nothing new. (SOCCER-MATCHFIXING/, (WRAPUP 1), moved, by Justin Palmer, 600 words) We have also moved several sidebars - -

PREVIEW-Soccer-Spoilers threaten dream Ghana-Nigeria final clash

By Mark Gleeson NELSPRUIT, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Ghana and Nigeria hope they are headed for a heavyweight clash in the African Nations Cup final but Mali and Burkina Faso could well emerge as the spoilers in Wednesday's semi-finals. For the first time in Nations Cup history, all four semi-finalists are from the west African region and while Ghana and Nigeria have the pedigree, Mali appeared to have the most depth while Burkina Faso proved the surprise package.

Football: Burkina Faso beat Togo 1-0 to reach Africa Cup semi-finals dl/dj

WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso, Nigeria go through, Zambia out

* Burkina Faso surprise winners * Nigeria to play Ivory Coast * Holders Zambia crash out By Mark Gleeson NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso sprung a major surprise at the African Nations Cup when they drew 0-0 with holders Zambia on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals along with Nigeria who beat Ethiopia 2-0.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso eliminate champions Zambia

(Fixes headline) By Mark Gleeson NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso struck a double blow at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday by securing a surprise top place in Group C and eliminating holders Zambia from the competition after a goalless draw in Nelspruit. A solid, defensive performance held at bay all that an increasingly desperate Zambia could throw at them and, combined with Nigeria's win over Ethiopia in Rustenburg, means Zambia will play no further part in the tournament.

Soccer-Holders Zambia dumped out of Nations Cup

NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters - Defending champions Zambia tumbled out of the African Nations Cup on Tuesday after failing to beat Burkina Faso, who finish surprise winners of Group C after a goalless draw in Nelspruit. Zambia threw all they could forward in an increasing effort to breach the Burkinabe defence but could not get the goal they needed to continue their title defence. They are the first holders to be eliminated at the first stage since Algeria in 1992.

Soccer-Holders Zambia must win to stay in Nations Cup race

By Mark Gleeson DURBAN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Champions Zambia must win their last group game against Burkina Faso in Nelspruit on Tuesday to stand any chance of reaching the African Nations Cup quarter-finals. Two below-par performances in their opening matches have left Zambia with two points and in a tight corner, where they need victory to leapfrog Group C leaders Burkina Faso who have four points.
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