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GROUP B:
Sudan 2-2 Angola (FT)

Ivory Coast 2-0 Burkina Faso (FT)

By Durosimi Thomas

2100: Thanks a lot for following the Nations Cup games right here. Tomorrow the action will be coming from Libreville where co-hosts Gabon take on Morocco in what promises to be a cracker. The first game on Friday will be between debutants Niger who are facing Tunisia. Goodnight.

2058: The Ivorians fail to produce a glittering performance yet again and convince their fans but as coach Zahoui has put it, it is better to win than to show exhuberant flair. However, the Elephants must raise their game because the knock-out stages can be a difficult ride.

2056: FULL TIME: The final whistle goes as Ivory Coast celebrate their second victory in the competition and for Burkina Faso they make their exit from the competition.

2053: There will be five minutes of added time.

2051: Bance heads across the face of goal from a long cross, missing a chance to pull a goal back for the Stallions. The Ivorians are happy to hold on to possession to manage the time and frustrate the Burkinabes.

2046: With four minutes to go it's difficult to see how the Burkinabes are going to fight back. The Ivorians are on course for a place in the last eight and Burkina Faso will be making their exit. The Stallions make anotehr change as star striker Alain Traore is replaced by Narcisse Yameogo.

2043: Burkina Faso are 2-nil down after their defender Bakary Kone heads the ball into his own net after Arthur Boka's looping cross into the box. While the Ivorians celebrate Kone is no doubt distraught by his mistake.

2043: GOAL! Ivory Coast 2-0 Burkina Faso

2042: Ivory Coast are making a surprise substitution as midfielder Yaya Toure makes way for Wilfried Bony. Considering that Toure is a pillar in the Ivorian midfield this move will worry some Ivorian fans.

2039: Johnathan Pitroipa is stretchered off as Burkina Faso introduce Aristide Bance as a substitute for the second time in the tournament.

2038: Drogba appeals for a penalty but the referee ignores his call after he was blocked inside the Burkinabe box.

2034: Ivory Coast make a change as Arthur Boka has come on to replace Siaka Tiene on the left side of defence.

2033: Dagano's glancing header from a narrow angle glides against the angle of the post as Ivory Coast survive another Burkina attack.

2030: Walia Hammam has texted to say Ivory Coast have a chance to win the tournament because luck is on their side. Well, we'll soon find out about that .

2026: Although Ivory Coast are the hot favourites, the former African Footballer of the year Frederic Kanoute thinks that the Nations Cup this year is a wide open affair. He adds that it will be tough for his side Mali to win it. Back to the game, Burkina Faso have wasted two more corner kicks.

2022: Burkina Faso waste two successive corner kicks as Ivory Coast go on the counter only to miss with another close range effort.

2020: Gervinho misses a clear chance as he floats his shot off target with only the goalkeeper to beat.

2018: Copa jumps high to deny Moumouni Dagano a header.

2016: The Ivorians win a corner their third of the game but it's the Stallions who still dominate possession. In fact the Burkinabes have spent the last five minutes inside the Ivorian half. Nothing comes out of the corner as Burkina Faso are on the attack again

2014: Alain Traore takes his chances again with another long range shot but it woefully goes off of target.

2012: Pitroipa takes on two Ivorian defenders and plays a beautiful pass for Alain Traore but his shot finds Copa right in position to stop.

2009: Drogba beats a defender and shoots inside the box. Gervinho is in position to fire home but misses as the Stallions clear. Burkina Faso have a chance of their own now as Alain Traore blasts a long range low and hard shot which Barry Copa saves.

2008: Burkina Faso have resumed the same way they finished the first-half with much of the possession but again failing to penetrate into the Ivorian goal area and create a clear chance.

2005: It's the start of the second-half.

2003: The weather is pleasant in Malabo unlike the showers that poured on Bata last night. Well, call it showers of blessings for the co-hosts Equatorial Guinea who beat Senegal 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

1956: BBC Sport's Nick Cavell who is covering the game in Malabo says: "Burkina Faso will feel they should have had a penalty after six minutes when Jonathan Pitroipa was fouled in the area. Gervinho will be disappointed with his contribution - one run that ended with a poor cross and a shot straight at the keeper late in the half. Ivory coast coach Zahoui will not be too worried about the performance he said at a press conference this week winning is the the only thing that matters."

1947: That's the half time whistle and Ivory Coast lead by a slender margin. The goal scored by Kalou in the 16th minute. The Ivorians remain unconvincing but if the score line remains as it is, it will be the Elephants who will be guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals with six points from two games. Burkina Faso can still fight back but Paulo Duarte's side need be composed in the final third of their attack.

1945: What a shot by Didier Drogba! He blasts from almost 30 yards and Gervinho fails in his attempt to finish from the rebound after Diakite blocks his shot.

1941: Drogba is late to latch on to Gervinho's pass as keeper Diakite comes off his line to collect.

1940: Oswald in Zimbabwe is tipping Ivory Coast to win tonight 3-1. Oswald I think the Ivorians are doing what you've suggested - the Elephants are containing the Burkinabes, just making sure they stay clear from the penalty area as much as possible.

1938: The momentum has subsided as half time approaches. Yet it's still white shirts who are passing around more of the ball.

1934: Although Burkina Faso are threatening the Ivorian half, they have not really created many clear cut chances. And considering the calibre of players in the Elephants team, their game lacks some cohesion.

1929: Burkina Faso win a freekick after Ivory Coast defender Siaka Tiene's rough challenge. Alain Traore is in front of the ball but his execution was poor, sending the ball flying over the post.

1925: Alain Traore fires another shot with a deft left footer after cutting inside and beating a defender on the edge of the box. This time the ball hits the side netting.

1924: Striker Alain Traore is set up beautifully for a perfect shot outside the box but Barry copa in goal for Ivory Coast saves easily.

1923: The Elephants seem very strong going forward but they play more with an individualistic approach as against the Burkinabes string of neat passes.

1917: Salomon Kalou blasts from close range as the Ivorians break into the Burkina defence. Kalou connected with a half volley just outside the six-yard box.

1916: GOAL! Ivory Coast 1-0 Burkina Faso.

1910: Ivory Coast are struggling to gain control as the Stallions are comfortable with quick and short passes. If Burkina Faso maintain this momentum they can score. Freekick for Ivory Coast but goalkeeper Daouda Diakite punches away outside his box.

1907: The Burkina Faso pressure nearly pays off as Pitroipa loses balance to connect the last touch following a beautiful team work on the left.

1904: The Burkina Faso Stallions have responded swiftly by making their presence felt in the Ivorian half. But the ball is back in the Burkina half but Didier Drogba pushes a defender and gives away a freekick.

1902: Both sides take positions as Ivory Coast kick off playing from right to left. Action pretty fast as the Ivorians win a freekick in midfield. Saloman Kalou's cross deep inside the box was partially cleared. The Ivorians are dominating possession in the early opening minutes.

1859: Burkina Faso are all in white and the Elephants of Ivory Coast in orange shirts and shorts. Didier Zokora returns after missing the first game.

1856: Both sides are now lined up before kick-off as the national anthem of Ivory Coast is being played and to be followed by that of Burkina Faso.

1854: It looks like Burkina Faso are having a lot of support as Yeboah a Ghanaian in Finland adds that Ivory Coast are always failing to deliver. With Senegal out, however, the Ivorians could now fancy their chances, Yeboah. I guess you want to see them out sp ghana can have a smooth sail.

1850: Oswald in Zimbabwe says that Ivory Coast should be cautious of the Burkinabes and he wants to see good football. That Oswald is usually the case when these two sides meet. The both have players who could display the flair for entertaining football. Zimbabwe are not in the tournament I wonder which team you tip to win?

1846: When the Ivorian League was quite lucrative to play in back in the 1980's and early 90's a lot of Burkinabe footballers troop to line up for clubs in Ivory Coast. But the trend has changed as many Burkinabes also play in Europe, although not in some of the big leagues.

1842: It is about 20 minutes to go before kick-off and naturally expectations will be high back home in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Both West African countries share a border - Burkina situated in the north.

1825: I share Hisham's joy, writing from London, that for a former African champion to languish into the football wilderness is pretty much heart breaking, especially for teh fact that Sudan was among the four founding members of Caf and the first host of the Cup of Nations in 1957.

1815: It appears that Sudan are getting their acts together in African football. The 2-2 draw against Angola is the biggest result for the country since their major clubs Al Hilal and El Merreikh reached the semi-finals and final of recent African club competitions.

1805: Evening folks. I think this is going to be a difficult time for both teams and believe the Burkinabe are going to run the Ivorians close. Paulo Duarte's side were unlucky to lose their previous game to Angola and if Didier Drogba and co. play the same way as they did against Sudan when winning 1-0 on Sunday, they could be in for trouble tonight.

By Piers Edwards

1803: Well, there's just under an hour to go before we see tournament favourites Ivory Coast in action for the second time. They can book their place in the quarter-finals with victory tonight, but will they do so? To take you through the action, as the Elephants face Burkina Faso's Stallions in yet another West African derby, here's Durosimi Thomas.

1759: Hisham in London is a happy Sudanese. "Extremely proud of this young Sudanese team. Sudan stand good chances of progressing to the next round". You're right to be proud, Hisham, and that was a really gutsy performance from Sudan, who have won their first Nations Cup point since the 1976 finals.

1756: Honours even in Malabo and Sudan, the second lowest-ranked side in the tournament, were good value for their point. Twice they trailed to Manucho goals following defensive errors and on both occasions, they came back to draw level - as Mohamed Ahmed Bashir ended Sudan's 36-year Nations Cup goal drought before finding the net himself again late in the second half. A good open game that leave both sides in with a chance of qualification ahead of their final matches.

1755: FULL-TIME! Sudan 2-2 Angola

1755: Still time for a yellow card though as Sudan's Balla gose into the Mauritanian referee's notebook.

1754: Is there one last chance and if so, who will it go to? Any Angolan goal would be harsh on the Sudanese who have fought really hard to come back into this match on two occasions. Angola would seem to have more quality at their disposal but just can't always put it together or match Sudan's urgency. Sudanese goalscorer Bashir is being treated for cramp, he's chased after every loose ball tonight, and there can't be long left in Malabo.

1752: Into the first of four minutes of added time as Sudan's Ramadan comes on for Mudather.

1750: It's calmed down a little in the last few moments and we're into the 90th minute. Can either side find a winner?

1747: Brilliant spot from Manucho who spots Akram off his line and from the halfway line, the Angolan lobs the keeper - David Beckham'esque - but he just puts too much on it and it sails over the bar. For a moment, you thought it was in. Excellent play from Manucho, on a hat-trick of course, while Akram's heart must have been pumping.

1746: Last five minutes now - barring additional time, and there might be a little of that...

1744: Mateus picks up an innocuous ball from a throw-in and whistles a half-volley over from the edge of the box. Once again, Sudan go up the other end at real pace and win themselves a corner. Causes panic but it's eventually cleared.

1742: Sudan on the attack as they look for their first win at the finals since 1970. Bashir's second goal just a few moments ago has kept them in the tournament but a win would really catapult them into contention for an unlikely place in the last eight. Angola make another substitution as Manucho Barros come on for Djalma. Lito Vidigal will hope this substituion goes better than the decision to bring on Vinguidica, who set up Sudan's latest equaliser.

1739: Sudan goalkeeper Akram concedes a needless corner and then flaps at the delivery. He clears early and Sudan, with the bit between the pace, counter with real pace again. Bashir unselfishly tees up Badr Eldin inside the box but his side-footed effort is straight at Carlos. Just over ten minutes to go - and this is still wide open. As nearly all the games at these finals have been so far.

1737: Lovely flowing football from Sudan almost plays in Bashir for his hat-trick, but his close-range effort lacks power - even if it is kicked away from the Angolan goal by goalkeeper Carlos. Game on.

1734: Well, when you have defending like that in front of you, it's perhaps easy to understand why Carlos was wasting time. A long ball from the Sudanese defence is played into the Angolan box where Vunguidica, who had just come on a minute earlier, showed all his rustiness by inadvertently chesting the ball into the path of the onrushing Mohamed Ahmed Bashir who finishes well as he hooks into the left-hand side of a gaping goal.

1734: GOAL! Sudan 2-2 Angola

1733: What must Nando Rafael be thinking now? For after all the anticipation, his Angola debut ends early because of injury to a shoulder. Jose Vunguidica comes on in his place.

1732: 'Carlos #2' duly arrives as the referee agrees with me and books the Angola goalkeeper for time-wasting. 19 minutes to go and his hamstring hasn't seemed to trouble him in the latter minutes. The burly shaggy-haired stopper will now miss the Palancas Negras' match against Ivory Coast - a good chance to rest his hamstring perhaps...

1729: Text in from Oswald in Zimbabwe. "Angola is really showing signs of maturity in its football. Past participation in major tornaments is definitely evolving the country's football." Well, they are certainly on top in Malabo. They've dominated the 20 minutes or so since their second goal. In their favour as they try to clinch the win that will book their place in the quarter-finals is that Sudan's fitness is open to question - from none other than coach Mazda himself. He's publicly voiced his concern about his local squad's lack of fitness against players based in Europe, but they've got a big stint to put in now if they are to stay in the competition.

1727: That was ambitious but it wasw impressive nonetheless. 35-40 yards from goal, Djalma thrashes in a curling free-kick that sails over the Sudanese crossbar. A very long way out but he got great power behind it.

1724: First substitution for Sudan and coach Mazda continues to surprise. After dropping his regular goalkeeper, he's now withdrawn his skipper - Haitham Mostafa. In his place comes Badr Eldin. Sudan need another goal if they are to stay in the competition.

1722: It's now Manucho's turn to be foolish, raising an elbow in the direction of Sudan defender Nagm Eldin. The latter goes down but no card is given but it's unwise to raise an elbow to anyone and Manucho could have been in trouble there, even if no real contact was made.

1721: Baha, a Sudanese in Manchester, has texted in to +44 77 86 20 20 08. "Sudan only have themselves to blame for causing a needless penalty. Game on - Sudan 1-2 Angola."

1718: It's hard to feel too much sympathy for Angola goalkeeper Carlos as he goes down with what looks like cramp. He is in goal though so it's hard to see how he can have cramp. Anyway, who am I to argue with him? However, what is certain is that he wasted plenty of time late on against Burkina Faso and he is running down the clock again now. But there's still over an hour to go. Let's just call this 'Carlos #1' and see how many we end up with.

1715: What was Nazar thinking as he felled Djalma? He surely knows how difficult his side has found it to score goals, and yet he's now gifted Angola another goal (all their goals have been gifts at these finals in fact) and given his own side a major challenge. Very silly and Angola are now looking very comfortable and flowing forward with far more conviction. When they get their game together, the Palancas Negras are a good passing side to watch.

1711: Manucho steps up to coolly slot home his third goal of the tournament. He's now out on his own as the top scorer at the finals. The penalty, to the left-hand side of the striker, only just squeezes in past Akram, who dived the right way. Further frustration for Sudan coach Mazda whose side have conceded in the first five minutes of the half. Hamid Nazar was the guilty party, bringing down a jinking Djalma with a foolish challenge.

1711: GOAL! Sudan 1-2 Angola

1709: PENALTY TO ANGOLA

1706: Only one change but it's a significant one for Angola. After receiving his Fifa clearance to represent Angola just hours before this game, former Germany youth international Nando Rafael is on to make his debut for the Palancas Negras. The 28-year-old replaces Flavio who was anonymous in this match as he was in the opening victory over Burkina Faso.

1705: We're back underway in Malabo as Angola kick off the second half.

1657: Half-time snapshot from the BBC's Nick Cavell inside the Estadio de Malabo. "Angola started the brightest and Manucho again took advantage of a defensive mistake as he did against Burkina Faso to score his second goal of the tournament. Sudan then started causing problems as they did against Ivory Coast - their attacks down the flanks seemed to lack a quality ball in to the area. But on 33 minutes Bashir found the qualiity necessary for the goal. Honours even seems a fair reflection of the first-half - and the Sudan goal is just reward not only for their efforts in this match but also against Ivory Coast. It might give them the confidence they need to go on and score some more goals."

1651: Fabio in Madagascar has also been in touch. "I feel sorry for you guys who hate the vuvuzela. This time next year, this tournament will be in South Africa". Good point Fabio and the next Nations Cup is indeed just twelve months away after the Confederation of African Football changed the tournament from even years to odd ones to avoid clashing with the World Cup. Good decision for me as it's hard to peak for two major finals in the space of 6-7 months, which is of course what African teams have been having to do for the last few decades.

1649: Ahmed Hussein, a Chelsea fan from Juba, South Sudan (not words I write every day) has texted in to say that he believes the giant-slaying is far from over at these finals. "After one of the pre-tournament favorites, Senegal, lost two games, I reckon more giant teams are going to follow suit. This is because African football has massively improved as a result of many African players plying their trade overseas."

1646: The half-time whistle blows, which can be heard above the trumpets, and it's all-square at the break. After Manucho pounced upon a defensive error after just four minutes, Mohamed Bashir equalised after 32 minutes with a well-taken header. Honours deservedly even so far.

1645: One minute of added time.

1643: Sudan coach Mazda is an animated man on the touchline, barking out instructions, while Angola boss Vidigal looks far impressed. Fabuloous move from Sudan sees the ball swing over from the right flank to the left, before a cross finds Tahir on the edge of the box - he tries a full-on volley which slashes wide, but it would have been some goal and some move had that gone in.

1642: If anything, Sudan are finishing the half the stronger. Free-kick in a dangerous area is well delivered by Mohamed Tahir but his penetrating ball in is headed away inside the Angolan six-yard box. Just over two minutes to the break...

1638: Angola threaten again as Djalma finds himself with space 10 yards from goal but although his effort beats Sudan stopper Akram, he can't beat the man on the near post who volleys away. It's perfectly-poised at this stage, with a good ebb and flow to it. Having ended their lengthy goal drought, can Sudan now go one better and end their winless streak at this tournament. Their last victory at the tournament came 42 years ago - that's quite a test for any Sudanese natonal football fan.

1635: At the other end, Mateus shows good skill to cut inside his man before firing left-footed straight at Akram.

1634: Mudather El Taib delivers a fine ball deep into the penalty area where Mohamed Ahmed Bashir ends a 36-year Nations Cup goal drought for Sudan, rising to flick on a neat header which goes straight in to the top left-hand corner. Good goal and nothing less than the Sudanese have deserved. Angola coach Lito Vidigal might have expected more from his defence but his side have eased off after their opening goal.

1633: GOAL! Angola 1-1 Sudan

1631: South African Chaunga in Zambia has texted in to +44 77 86 20 20 08. "We are hoping the 16-year Nations Cup drought in southern Africa will end at this tournament. We've put our trust in Angola and Zambia." Yes, 1996 was the last time - the only time in fact - that southern Africa has ever won the tournament, when Bafana Bafana triumphed on home soil just four years after their re-entry to international fooball following their Fifa ban.

1627: It's fair to say that Angola have scored with their only chance of the match and Sudan's defence has woken up from their early slumber, impressing far more than in those early moments. It's currently a midfield battle as both sides try to break free behind the lines. Hard-fought at the moment.

1624: Just after the midway point of the first half, and Sudan have enjoyed some bright exchanges in this opening period. One moment of defensive madness has cost them, allowing Manucho to score his second goal of the tournament (so joining Ahmed Sa'ad Osman at the top of the scoring charts), but they've been positive since and have got behind the Angolan defence at times. They're certainly not out of this by any means.

1622: Former Al Ahly winger Gilberto goes into the referee's notebook for a clumsy foul. Gilberto has yet to show the skills that made him such a feared player on the continent some years back, when he was busy winning a host of African Champions League titles with the Cairo giants.

1618: Well, that's what I was talking about. 30 yards from goal, Sudan's Mohamed Tahir hit a fabulous effort on goal, forcing Carlos to dive to his left to block the powerful strike. Superb left-footed hit but a comfortable save.

1615: Well, the BBC's Nick Cavell is a man who's famous in this office for his hatred of vuvuzelas and he's finding the Angolan band a whole lot more palatable. "Angolan journalists' heads bobbing along to the music from the Angolan fans' band - they are a lot more tuneful than vuvuzela's thankfully!!" On the pitch, it's settled down after that lightning early strike from Manucho and Angola, for all their recent Nations Cup failures, do look as though they have a bit more about them at this tournament. Coach Mazda spoke before the tournament about his wish to see one of his squad - all of whom play at home - earn a move to Europe after this tournament. If you've been following them, have any of their players caught your eye?

1612: How do you know it's the Nations Cup? When the sound of trumpets is the only noise you can hear. This pitch looks a whole lot better than the one in Bata, which was battered by yesterday's rain (couldn't resist), and Sudan are using it nicely as they try to play some possession football. From the right flank, Balla drives a dangerous ball across the Angolan defence but it splits those Sudanese attacking it and comes to nothing.

1610: Bashir Muawia earns an early yellow card for his late challenge on Airosa, after the Angolan right-winger cut inside him with ease. Free-kick to Angola near the corner is headed behind by Muawia, who makes amends of a sort. But the pressure is still on until Angola's first corner of the match is finally cleared by the Sudanese defence.

1606: Well, that didn't take long - a goal in the fourth minute - and it's the start the neutrals didn't want. Sudan are the second lowest-ranked team at the finals and without a Nations Cup goal to their name in 36 years, it's hard to believe that we're going to see a ding-dong battle in Malabo. Hope I'm wrong though.

1604: Suicidal defending from Sudan allows Manucho to profit. Nagm Eldin tries to beat Manucho just ten yards outside his own penalty area but the former Man Utd striker dispossesses him with ease, before driving into the penalty area with no one around him and cracking him an angled strike off the inside of the post. Far too easy but a well-taken goal nonetheless. That was the start Sudan coach Mazda dreaded. And goalkeeper Akram too whose first job on his Nations Cup debut is to pick the ball out of the net.

1603: GOAL Angola 1-0 Sudan

1601: Inside the Estadio de Malabo, the BBC's Nick Cavell says he can see '500 or so Angola fans opposite me with drums. They have taken over an apartment block near my hotel - which has the biggest Angola flag you have ever seen hung down the front.' Lest we forget, Angolan football has a new star playing in its league, none other than 2002 World Cup winner Rivaldo, who chose to join local side Kabuscorp earlier this month. Turning 40 in April, his arrival was greeted with disdain by some in the football community.

1600: Sudan - dressed all in red - get this Group B game underway, against an Angolan side in white shirts, black shorts and yellow socks. Not too many in the stands though and the Malabo stadium shouldn't be that hard to fill since it only holds just over 15,000.

1556: The teams are getting ready for kick-off and for Angola, there's every incentive today - for a Palancas Negras victory will qualify Angola for the last eight.

1552: The anthems are underway, with Sudan's being played in a near-deserted stadium in Malabo, while Angola's follows shortly after. If you want to have your say on today's games, with Ivory Coast against Burkina Faso to come later tonight (at 1900 GMT), please text in on +44 77 86 20 20 08.

1547: Today's opening Group B clash is a real contrast of fortunes. The Angolans have enjoyed the Nations Cup in recent years, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time at Ghana 2008 before repeating the feat when hosting the tournament two years ago. Sudan, meanwhile, have really struggled at this tournament. Absent since 1976 until their return four years ago, the Sudanese were beaten 3-0 in every game at the 2008 finals. They improved on that showing in Sunday's opening game against Ivory Coast but still lost 1-0. However, they came desperately close to their first goal at the finals since the 1976 edition when hitting the bar late in the first half. For the record, Sudan have not won a match on foreign soil at the Nations Cup since 1963 - and after yesterday's Equatorial Guinea victory, would you bet against them?

1544: Sudan, meanwhile, have made some significant changes. Regular goalkeeper Moez el Mahjoub has been dropped, which comes as a major surprise since he has been a stalwart of the side in recent years. Does he have a knock? Either way, Akram comes in to replace him. Mohamed Tahir is the other man to come into the side, returning from injury, in place of Amir Kamal.

1542: Well, Angola come into this game with the momentum and the belief. They opened their Group B campaign with a 2-1 defeat of Burkina Faso. Impressive as their goals were, both were laid on a plate to the Palancas Negras after some Burkinabe defending that beggared belief. Today's team is unchanged from that match, where Manucho will look to continue his bright start although strike partner Flavio will be keen for a better display. The former Al Ahly star looked his 32 years in the first game, but can he roll back the years against Sudan today?

1538: Angola coach Lito Vidigal has sent us this line-up. 13-Carlos; 2-Airosa, 4-Massunguma, , 15-Miguel, 7-Djalma, 8-Andre Macanga, 10-Zuela, 11-Gilberto, 16-Flavio, 17-Mateus

1535: The team line-ups are already with us, but please bear with me as I try to decipher the Sudanese names. Always tricky but this is the Sudan XI for today's game. 21-Akram; 3-Munwia, 4-Nagm Eldin, 5-Ala Eldin, 8-Hitham Mustafa (c), 9-Saif Eldin, 10-Mohamed Tahir, 14-Balla, 17-Mudather Eltaib, 19-Mohamed Bashir, 23-Nazar.

1530 GMT: Well, we're off again - as these games just keep on coming thick and fast. In half an hour, the second round of Group B games get underway, as Sudan take on Angola in the Equatoguinean capital Malabo. If today's games produce anything like the drama of last night's Group A matches, then we are in for a treat. In case you missed it, co-hosts Equatorial Guinea caused the shock of this Nations Cup - and many others in fact - when beating Senegal to not only reach the quarter-finals after just two matches, but also dump the Teranga Lions out of the competition.



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Sudan v Angola
26 Jan 12 |  African
Ivory Coast v Burkina Faso
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