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Mali defeat Iraq 5-1

Margao: Mali sailed into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in style as they outplayed Iraq in all departments for a resounding 5-1 victory in a round of 16 clash on Tuesday. Mali dominated the match and scored through Hadji Drame (25th minute), Lassana N'diaye (33rd, 90+4)), Fode Konate (73rd) and substitute Seme Camara (87th). Iraq showed urgency in the second half and reduced the margin in the 85th minute through Ali Kareem. Mali controlled the proceeding with a steady flow of passes and, after coming close on a few occasions, took the lead in the 25th minute.
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