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Ivory Coast reach quarterfinals at African Cup

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Ivory Coast beat Ghana 3-1 today to be the first quarterfinalist at the African Cup of Nations.

Ivory Coast, down to 10 men after Emmanuel Eboue was sent off in the 56th minute, have four points from two games in the tapered Group B, enough to guarantee a spot in the knockout phase.

Ghana, which was playing their first game following Togo\'s withdrawal, will meet Burkina Faso next Tuesday in a winner-takes-all match.

Each of the three teams will play only twice in Group B after Togo withdrew following a deadly attack against its team bus before the tournament started.