Football in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24765/all en Soccer-Diarra ruled out by injury but Sissoko picked by Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-diarra-ruled-out-injury-sissoko-picked-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAMAKO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Injury has ruled out former captain Mahamadou Diarra from Mali's final squad for the African Nations Cup but they are taking Momo Sissoko, who has had little game time this season, to the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p>Coach Patrice Carteron has been forced to leave out regulars Diarra, Abdou Traore from Girondins Bordeaux, Mustapha Yatabare of Guingamp and Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Tongo Hamed Doumbia who were all unable to take part in the final week of preparation in Bamako.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-diarra-ruled-out-injury-sissoko-picked-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732153 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Mali ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances African Nations Cup finals: 7</p> <p>Best performance: Runners-up: 1972; Third: 2012</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 25th</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Labor Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732465 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Mali v Niger - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-mali-v-niger-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group B match between Mali and Niger at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday:</p> <p>Mali: 1-Mamadou Samassa; 2-Fousseiny Diawara, 3-Adama Tamboura, 13-Molla Wague, 21-Mahamadou Ndiaye; 8-Kalilou Traore, 12-Seydou Keita, 17-Mahamane Traore, 7-Cheick Fantamady Diarra; 11-Sigamary Diarra, 9-Cheick Tidiane Diabate</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-mali-v-niger-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheick Fantamady Diarra Football in Mali Traoré Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736939 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Late Keita goal gives Mali victory over Niger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-late-keita-goal-gives-mali-victory-over-niger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Skipper Seydou Keita broke the deadlock in the 84th minute to give Mali a 1-0 win over Niger and become the first team to collect three points for a victory in the African Nations Cup on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-late-keita-goal-gives-mali-victory-over-niger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:30:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736974 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Talismanic Keita gives Mali late win over Niger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-soccer-talismanic-keita-gives-mali-late-win-over-niger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Keita takes advantage of goalkeeper error</p> <p>* Mali first winners in this year's tournament (Adds detail)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Seydou Keita proved to be the talisman for Mali again with a late winner as they emerged the first victors at the African Nations Cup finals, beating Niger 1-0 in Group B on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-soccer-talismanic-keita-gives-mali-late-win-over-niger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736986 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Mali 1 Niger 0 - African Nations Cup result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-mali-1-niger-0-african-nations-cup-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(sends to additional codes, no change in text)</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Mali 1 Niger 0 - African Nations Cup Group B result</p> <p>At Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium</p> <p>Scorer:</p> <p>Mali: Seydou Keita 84</p> <p>Half-time: 0-0</p> <p>Teams:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-mali-1-niger-0-african-nations-cup-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:15:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736988 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Keita hopes cup run brings joy to war-torn Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-keita-hopes-cup-run-brings-joy-war-torn-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>DURBAN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Providing a joyful distraction from the conflict back home is Mali's primary objective at the African Nations Cup, captain Seydou Keita admitted after his side advanced to the quarter-finals on Monday.</p> <p>With French troops and government forces advancing against Islamist insurgents in the north of the West African state, Keita told reporters he was reassessing Mali's priorities at the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-keita-hopes-cup-run-brings-joy-war-torn-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740891 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mali Cup of Nations factfile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-mali-cup-nations-factfile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists Mali:</p> <p>Group results: Niger 1-0, Ghana 0-1, DR Congo 1-1</p> <p>Scorers: Seydou Keita, Mahamadou Samassa (1 each)</p> <p>Coach: Patrice Carteron (FRA)</p> <p>Captain: Seydou Keita</p> <p>Key player: Former Barcelona midfielder Keita has a classy left foot</p> <p>Rankings: CAF 3, FIFA 25</p> <p>Nickname: Eagles</p> <p>Previous appearances: 7 (1972: runners-up, 1994, 2002, 2004: fourth, 2008, 2010: first rd, 2012: third)</p> <p>Match record: P37 W14 D10 L13 F46 A50</p> <p>Record wins: Kenya 3-1, Burkina Faso 3-1</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-mali-cup-nations-factfile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Mali Sport in Africa AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:45:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742569 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: South Africa v Mali match-ups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-south-africa-v-mali-match-ups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Key match-ups in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between South Africa and Mali at Moses Mabhida Stadium Saturday:</p> <p>Mahamadou Samassa (MLI) v Itumeleng Khune (RSA)</p> <p>Italy-based Samassa got his first start against Democratic Republic of Congo and repaid the faith put in him with a clinical early equaliser. He will have to be even sharper, though, to beat outstanding shot-stopper Khune.</p> <p>Seydou Keita (MLI) v Dean Furman (RSA)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-south-africa-v-mali-match-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Mali AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742578 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: South Africa, Mali go to extra time in Africa Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-south-africa-mali-go-extra-time-africa-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between South Africa and Mali went to extra time Saturday after a 1-1 draw at full-time.</p> <p>Tokelo Rantie put the host country ahead on 31 minutes with a tap-in and veteran Mali captain Seydou Keita equalised after 58 minutes via a close-range header.</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744211 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: South Africa, Mali go to penalties in Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-south-africa-mali-go-penalties-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between South Africa and Mali went to a penalty shootout Saturday after a 1-1 draw following extra time.</p> <p>Tokelo Rantie put the host country ahead on 31 minutes with a tap-in and veteran Mali captain Seydou Keita equalised after 58 minutes via a close-range header.</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:30:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744222 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Football: Mali reach Nations Cup semi-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-football-mali-reach-nations-cup-semi-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mali beat South Africa 3-1 on penalties Saturday after an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final finished 1-1 following extra time.</p> <p>Tokelo Rantie put the host country ahead on 31 minutes with a tap-in and veteran Mali captain Seydou Keita equalised after 58 minutes via a close-range header.</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744238 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Malian party poopers knock South Africa out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-malian-party-poopers-knock-south-africa-out-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mali played party poopers in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals for the second time within a year as they defeated South Africa 3-1 on penalties Saturday.</p> <p>A tense match of few scoring chances had ended 1-1 after extra time with Tokelo Rantie putting Bafana Bafana (The Boys) ahead on 31 minutes and Seydou Keita levelling with 58 minutes gone.</p> <p>Cheick Tidiane Diabate, Adama Tamboura and Mahamane Traore converted shootout kicks for the Malian Eagles while Soumbeyla Diakite saved from Dean Furman and May Mahlangu and Lehlohonolo Majoro blazed wide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-malian-party-poopers-knock-south-africa-out-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:00:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744264 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mali, Ghana in semis, S. Africa, C. Verde out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-mali-ghana-semis-s-africa-c-verde-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mali crushed host South Africa's dreams and Ghana ended debutants Cape Verde's remarkable adventure in the first batch of Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Saturday.</p> <p>South Africa were trying to emulate the class of '96 by lifting the continental showpiece on home turf, but it wasn't to be as Mali booked their place in the semi-finals.</p> <p>At a packed house in Durban the two sides were inseparable at 1-1 at the end of extra time with Tokelo Rantie putting Bafana Bafana (The Boys) ahead on 31 minutes and Seydou Keita levelling with 58 minutes gone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-mali-ghana-semis-s-africa-c-verde-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in Mali AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 23:00:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744267 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: We are dreaming of glory, says Mali coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-we-are-dreaming-glory-says-mali-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French coach Patrice Carteron says Mali will continue to dream of glory as they prepare to confront Ivory Coast or Nigeria for an Africa Cup of Nations final place.</p> <p>The Eagles played party poopers for the second consective tournament when they eliminated hosts South Africa 3-1 on penalties after a tense, tight quarter-final finished 1-1 after extra time in Durban Saturday.</p> <p>A year ago almost to the day, Mali dumped co-hosts Gabon out of 2012 Africa Cup in identical fashion, winning on penalties after coming from behind during regular time to force a 1-1 draw.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-we-are-dreaming-glory-says-mali-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Mali Human Interest Sport in Africa War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744533 at http://www.globalpost.com