Follow the LIVE play-by-play of the quarter final clash between Ghana and Mali in the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup in India at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati on GHANASoccernet.com.
11:00- Hello good morning and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the much anticipated quarter final encounter between the Black Starlets of Ghana and the Eagles of Mali at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati.
The last time Ghana reached this stage of the competition was in Korea 2007 when they defeated Peru 2-0 before going on to lose 2-1 to Spain by the same margin in the semi final.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are looking to rectify their errors after finishing as runners-up in 2015 in Chile.
Both coaches, Paa Kwesi Fabin and Jonas Kokou Komla will motivate their troops to ensure they are through to the next stage of the prestigious tournament.
11:15- We are 15 minutes away from kickoff at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. It's Ghana vs Mali.
11: 20- Ongoing is the the national anthems of both teams. Let's take a swift look at the lineups of the two teams.
02'- The Eagles have started brightly by taking the game to the Ghana.
05' -Mali broke free as the danger man Salam Giddou's across the goal shot was blasted away by Ndiaye.
12'- Eric Ayiah gets a second bite of the cherry as he followed a deflected shot but his final delivery goes wide. He's lying on the deck in pain.
15'- Hadji DRAME (Mali) scores!! the big midfielder used his upper body strength to ward off challenge from Gideon Mensah before firing the ball past the near post of Ibrahim Danladi.
23'- Salam Giddou's free did not pose any trouble to Ibrahim Danladi in post.
25'- Great opportunity for Ghana as Sulley wins free kick on the edge of the box.
26'- Another fine run by Mali as Kane takes on three Ghana players on the left hand side of defence but his cut back cross didn't find any of his teammates.
29'- Ghana concede a free-kick following a challenge on a player from Mali.
30'- Mali are tormenting the Black Starlets with their intelligent runs.
34'- Mali almost made it two but goalkeeper Danladi was quick off his line.
35'- Mali are all over Ghana as the Black Starlets are failing to string passes together.
36'- Yellow Card for Najeeb Yakubu following a two lunged tackle on Giddou. He will miss the semifinals should Ghana progress from this round.
Half Time: Brilliant exchanges from an electrifying half. Mali showing a great deal of maturity in attack. Ghana are failing to deal with the sogginess of the pitch following a heavy downpour. Ibrahim Danladi has answered some few questions right while his counterpart Yousouff Koita has had a field day in the first half. A great second half is anticipated. Let's take a break. Stay connected.
60'- Goal ! A big error from Ibrahim Danladi hand Mali the second goal.
63'- Mali are penalised after committing a foul. However, Iddrissa's free kick goes off wide.
68'- Long range shot from Camara is spilled by Danladi but Drame's rebound shot goes into the side net.
72'- Ghana concede a free-kick following a challenge on a player from Mali.
74'- Camara has been flashed a yellow card after a stamp on Ibrahim. He will miss the next game.
Algerian referee Medhi Charef blows his whistle for the end of the match...Mali 2-1 Ghana. The Eagles are through to the semi finals stage.