Mali Advances To U17 FIFA World Cup Semis


(MENAFN- IANS) Jakarta, Nov 26 (IANS) Mali advanced to the Under-17 FIFA World Cup semifinals after defeating Morocco 1-0, courtesy of a goal by Ibrahim Diarra in the 81st minute.

The match, held at the Manahan Stadium in Central Java Province, saw the West African country dominate possession, registering a total of 19 shots at goal compared to the North African country's five shots, reports XInhua.

In Tuesday's semifinal, Mali will face France, which earlier secured a victory against Uzbekistan at the same stadium, winning 1-0 through Ismail Bouneb's second-half goal after dominating possession with 28 shots as compared to Uzbekistan's six.

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