2012 Africa Cup of Nations knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations ran from 4 February, and ended with the final on 12 February. The top two placed teams from each preliminary group advanced to this stage.

Qualified teams

Group Winners Runners-up
A Zambia Equatorial Guinea
B Ivory Coast Sudan
C Gabon Tunisia
D Ghana Mali

Bracket

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
4 February – Bata        
 Zambia  3
8 February – Bata
 Sudan  0  
 Zambia  1
5 February – Franceville
   Ghana  0  
 aet)  2
12 February – Libreville
 Tunisia  1  
 p)  0 (8)
5 February – Libreville
   Ivory Coast  0 (7)
 Gabon  1 (4)
8 February – Libreville
 p)  1 (5)  
 Mali  0 Third place
4 February – Malabo
   Ivory Coast  1  
 Ivory Coast  3  Ghana  0
 Equatorial Guinea  0    Mali  2
11 February – Malabo

All times are West Africa Time (UTC+1).

Quarterfinals

Zambia vs. Sudan

4 February 2012
17:00
3–0 Sudan
 15'
 66'
 86'
Report
Estadio de Bata, Bata
Attendance: 200[1]
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Zambia
Sudan
GK 16 Kennedy Mweene
DF 5 Hijani Himoonde
DF 4 Joseph Musonda
DF 13 Stophira Sunzu
DF 6 Davies Nkausu
MF 8 Isaac Chansa
MF 17 Rainford Kalaba
MF 19 Nathan Sinkala  45+1'
MF 3 Chisamba Lungu  56'
FW 11 Christopher Katongo (c)  89'
FW 20 Emmanuel Mayuka  64'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Francis Kasonde  56'
FW 12 James Chamanga  64'
MF 21 Jonas Sakuwaha  89'
Manager:
Hervé Renard
GK 21 Akram Salim
DF 3 Mowaia Bashir
DF 5 Ala'a Yousif  30'
DF 15 Ahmed Al-Basha  37'
DF 6 Mosaab Omer
MF 19 Mohamed Bashir
MF 23 Hamid Nizar  42'
MF 8 Haitham Mustafa (c)  69'
FW 9 Masawi  36', 65'
FW 10 Muhannad Tahir  45+2'
FW 17 Mudathir El-Tahir
Substitutions:
DF 13 Amer Kamal  30'
FW 7 Ramadan Agab  42'
MF 12 Bader Galag  69'
Manager:
Mohamed Abdalla
Assistant referees:
Jason Damoo (Seychelles)
Angesom Ogbamariam (Eritrea)
Fourth official:
Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)

Côte d'Ivoire vs. Equatorial Guinea

4 February 2012
20:00
3–0 Equatorial Guinea
 35'69'
 81'
Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Attendance: 12,500[1]
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)
Côte d'Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea
GK 1 Boubacar Barry
DF 4 Kolo Touré
DF 3 Arthur Boka
DF 22 Sol Bamba
DF 5 Didier Zokora  76'
MF 19 Yaya Touré
MF 14 Kafoumba Coulibaly  86'
MF 6 Jean-Jacques Gosso
MF 15 Max Gradel  84'
FW 11 Didier Drogba (c)
FW 10 Gervinho
Substitutions:
FW 12 Wilfried Bony  76'
FW 8 Salomon Kalou  84'
DF 21 Emmanuel Eboué  86'
Manager:
François Zahoui
GK 1 Danilo
DF 3 Kily
DF 15 Lawrence Doe
DF 4 Rui
DF 5 Fousseny Kamissoko  83'
MF 14 Ben Konaté
MF 11 Javier Balboa
MF 17 Narcisse Ekanga  70'
MF 6 Juvenal (c)  80'
FW 20 Daniel Ekedo  46'
FW 8 Randy
Substitutions:
FW 12 Thierry Fidjeu  46'
FW 10 Iván Bolado  70'
FW 19 Raúl Fabiani  83'
Manager:
Gílson Paulo
Assistant referees:
Jean-Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Felicien Kabanda (Rwanda)
Fourth official:
Badara Diatta (Senegal)

Gabon vs. Mali

5 February 2012
17:00
1–1 (a.e.t.) Mali
 54' Report  85'
  Penalties  




4–5 Diabaté
Yatabaré
Kanté
B. Traoré
Keita
Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville
Attendance: 30,000[1]
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Gabon
Mali
GK 1 Didier Ovono
DF 5 Bruno Ecuele Manga
DF 17 Moïse Brou Apanga
DF 3 Edmond Mouele  75'
DF 22 Charly Moussono
MF 18 Cédric Moubamba  35'  93'
MF 14 Lévy Madinda  102'
MF 15 André Biyogo Poko
MF 11 Eric Mouloungui
FW 10 Daniel Cousin (c)  69'
FW 9 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitutions:
FW 20 Fabrice Do Marcolino  74'  69'
MF 8 Lloyd Palun  93'
MF 13 Bruno Zita Mbanangoyé  102'
Manager:
Gernot Rohr
GK 16 Soumbeïla Diakité
DF 5 Cédric Kanté (c)
DF 3 Adama Tamboura
DF 4 Ousmane Berthé
DF 14 Drissa Diakité  21'
MF 12 Seydou Keita
MF 7 Abdou Traoré  63'
MF 15 Bakaye Traoré
MF 18 Samba Sow  75'
FW 20 Samba Diakité
FW 10 Modibo Maïga  85'
Substitutions:
FW 6 Mustapha Yatabaré  63'
FW 9 Cheick Diabaté  75'
Manager:
Alain Giresse
Assistant referees:
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Albdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Fourth official:
Daniel Bennett (South Africa)

Ghana vs. Tunisia

5 February 2012
20:00
2–1 (a.e.t.) Tunisia
 9'
 100'
Report  41'
Ghana
Tunisia
GK 16 Adam Larsen Kwarasey
DF 5 John Mensah (c)  52'
DF 21 John Boye  23'
DF 14 Masahudu Alhassan
DF 7 Samuel Inkoom
MF 11 Sulley Muntari  64'
MF 6 Anthony Annan  113'
MF 20 Kwadwo Asamoah
MF 8 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu  76'
FW 3 Asamoah Gyan  99'
FW 10 André Ayew
Substitutions:
DF 15 Isaac Vorsah  52'
FW 13 Jordan Ayew  64'
FW 12 Prince Tagoe  99'
Manager:
Goran Stevanović
GK 16 Aymen Mathlouthi
DF 3 Karim Haggui (c)  31'
DF 20 Aymen Abdennour  108'
DF 12 Khalil Chemmam
DF 2 Bilel Ifa  81'
MF 6 Hocine Ragued
MF 14 Mejdi Traoui
MF 21 Jamel Saihi  68'
MF 15 Zouheir Dhaouadi  105'
FW 19 Saber Khelifa
FW 7 Youssef Msakni
Substitutions:
FW 17 Issam Jemâa  68'
DF 18 Anis Boussaïdi  81'
MF 10 Oussama Darragi  105'
Manager:
Sami Trabelsi
Assistant referees:
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
Djibril Camara (Senegal)
Fourth official:
Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Semifinals

Zambia vs. Ghana

8 February 2012
17:00
1–0 Ghana
 78' Report
Estadio de Bata, Bata
Attendance: 12,000[1]
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)
Zambia
Ghana
GK 16 Kennedy Mweene
RB 6 Davies Nkausu
CB 13 Stophira Sunzu  52'
CB 5 Hijani Himoonde
LB 4 Joseph Musonda
CM 19 Nathan Sinkala
CM 2 Francis Kasonde  10'  66'
RW 17 Rainford Kalaba
LW 11 Christopher Katongo (c)
SS 8 Isaac Chansa  70'
CF 12 James Chamanga  46'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Emmanuel Mayuka  46'
MF 3 Chisamba Lungu  66'
Manager:
Hervé Renard
GK 16 Adam Larsen Kwarasey
RB 7 Samuel Inkoom
CB 21 John Boye  15'
CB 5 John Mensah (c)  72'
LB 17 Lee Addy
CM 9 Derek Boateng  63', 83'
CM 6 Anthony Annan
RW 10 André Ayew  87'
LW 13 Jordan Ayew
SS 20 Kwadwo Asamoah
CF 3 Asamoah Gyan  74'
Substitutions:
DF 15 Isaac Vorsah  72'
FW 12 Prince Tagoe  74'
MF 11 Sulley Muntari  87'
Manager:
Goran Stevanović
Assistant referees:
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Jean-Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Fourth official:
Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

Mali vs. Côte d'Ivoire

8 February 2012
20:00
0–1 Ivory Coast
Report  45'
Mali
Côte d'Ivoire
GK 16 Soumbeïla Diakité
RB 14 Drissa Diakité  46'
CB 4 Ousmane Berthé  6'
CB 5 Cédric Kanté (c)
LB 3 Adama Tamboura
CM 15 Bakaye Traoré
CM 20 Samba Diakité  89'
RW 6 Mustapha Yatabaré  73'
LW 18 Samba Sow  84'
SS 12 Seydou Keita  7'
CF 9 Cheick Diabaté
Substitutions:
DF 23 Ousmane Coulibaly  46'
FW 11 Garra Dembélé  73'
MF 17 Mahamane Traoré  84'
Manager:
Alain Giresse
GK 1 Boubacar Barry
RB 6 Jean-Jacques Gosso
CB 4 Kolo Touré
CB 22 Sol Bamba
LB 17 Siaka Tiéné  90+3'
CM 9 Cheick Tioté  83'
CM 5 Didier Zokora
AM 19 Yaya Touré  90'
RF 10 Gervinho
CF 11 Didier Drogba (c)
LF 8 Salomon Kalou  79'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Abdul Kader Keïta  79'
MF 13 Didier Ya Konan  90'
Manager:
François Zahoui
Assistant referees:
Jason Damoo (Seychelles)
Angesom Ogbamariam (Eritrea)
Fourth official:
Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)

Third place match

11 February 2012
20:00
0–2 Mali
Report  23'80'
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Attendance: 15,000[1]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Ghana
Mali
GK 16 Adam Larsen Kwarasey
RB 4 John Paintsil (c)
CB 19 Jonathan Mensah
CB 15 Isaac Vorsah  47', 64'
LB 17 Lee Addy
CM 6 Anthony Annan
CM 23 Mohammed Abu  46'
AM 20 Kwadwo Asamoah  68'
RW 7 Samuel Inkoom  35'
LW 10 André Ayew
CF 13 Jordan Ayew  26'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Prince Tagoe  35'
MF 11 Sulley Muntari  46'
DF 14 Masahudu Alhassan  68'
Manager:
Goran Stevanović
GK 1 Oumar Sissoko
RB 23 Ousmane Coulibaly
CB 2 Abdoulaye Maïga
CB 5 Cédric Kanté (c)
LB 3 Adama Tamboura
DM 15 Bakaye Traoré  56'
CM 20 Samba Diakité
CM 12 Seydou Keita
RW 11 Garra Dembélé  86'
LW 18 Samba Sow  42'  86'
CF 9 Cheick Diabaté
Substitutions:
MF 8 Souleymane Keita  86'
FW 6 Mustapha Yatabaré  86'
Manager:
Alain Giresse

Man of the Match:
Cheick Diabaté (Mali)

Assistant referees:
Peter Edibe (Nigeria)
Moffat Champiti (Malawi)
Fourth official:
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Final

12 February 2012
20:30[note 1]
0–0 (a.e.t.) Ivory Coast
Report
  Penalties  








8–7 Tioté
Bony
Bamba
Gradel
Drogba
Tiéné
Ya Konan
K. Touré
Gervinho
Zambia
Côte d'Ivoire
GK 16 Kennedy Mweene
RB 6 Davies Nkausu
CB 13 Stophira Sunzu
CB 5 Hijani Himoonde
LB 4 Joseph Musonda  12'
RM 3 Chisamba Lungu
CM 8 Isaac Chansa
CM 19 Nathan Sinkala
LM 17 Rainford Kalaba
CF 11 Christopher Katongo (c)
CF 20 Emmanuel Mayuka
Substitutions:
DF 23 Nyambe Mulenga  69'  12'  74'
MF 10 Felix Katongo  74'
Manager:
Hervé Renard
GK 1 Boubacar Barry
RB 6 Jean-Jacques Gosso
CB 4 Kolo Touré
CB 22 Sol Bamba  66'
LB 17 Siaka Tiéné
RM 5 Didier Zokora  75'
CM 19 Yaya Touré  87'
LM 9 Cheick Tioté  63'
AM 10 Gervinho
AM 8 Salomon Kalou  63'
CF 11 Didier Drogba (c)
Substitutions:
MF 15 Max Gradel  63'
MF 13 Didier Ya Konan  75'
FW 12 Wilfried Bony  87'
Manager:
François Zahoui
Assistant referees:
Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
Fourth official:
Eddy Maillet(Seychelles)

Notes

  1. ^ Original kick-off at 20:00 but CAF announced on 9 February 2012 that the final would be delayed by half an hour due to "technical and logistical reasons".[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "2012 African Nations Cup Fixtures and Results". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Africa Cup of Nations final kick-off delayed". BBC.com. 9 February 2012. 

External links

  • Official website
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