Tuesday, June 23, 2009

World Cup qualifying: reviews and videos

I had a rotten day yesterday after a torrent of rain poured down the capital (we're in the rainy season)

Anyway because of that and to save time I will accumulate the rest of the weekend's qualifying videos into this post.

Burkina Faso 2 - Cote d'Ivoire 3

Barcelona’s Yaya Toure opened the scoring in the 11th minute but Jonathan Pitroipa levelled in the 27th-minute. A Mamadou Tall own goal and a third from Chelsea striker Didier Drogba gave the visitors some breathing space before Aristide Bance pulled one back with 12 minutes remaining. See the highlights here.

Zambia 0-2 Algeria

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra opened the scoring and Rafik Saifi doubled the lead just after the hour mark.

Tunisia 0-0 Nigeria

The point for the visitors ended the hosts’ perfect record, but the Carthage Eagles remain two points clear of the Super Eagles at the top of the table.

All the above games were played on Saturday, June 20. However, on Sunday Mali played Benin. Mali started badly going down to a goal from Benin’s Seidath Tchomogo in the 12th minute from a corner. But the scores were level 10 minutes later when Modibo Maiga fired home. Mamadou Diallo put Mali into the lead sliding the ball in from close range in the second half, and then with seven minutes remaining Fredi Kanoute scored a diving header to confirm the Eagles’ win.

See the highlights here.