The referee blows for a full-time early as Mali lead Tunisia with a goal.

It was a controversial and dramatic conclusion to Mali against Tunisia as the referee blew the whistle twice for full time before 90 minutes had been played. The referee ended the game at 89 minutes 40 seconds without even getting to 90 minutes or consulting the 4th official.


Tunisia then was offered a chance to play the remaining minutes at a CAF conference but Tunisia refused to return to the pitch 40minutes later in protest despite their 1-0 loss against Mali.

The match was also a short story of two penalties as Mali forward Ibrahim Kone tried to convert his attempt after a handball but Tunisia goalkeeper Ibrahim Mounkoro saved the penalty 13 minutes from time.

Kone stepped up to take the second penalty after a second foul by Tunisia and give his side the lead. Tunisia also earned a penalty after the 77 minute but the fierce shot was beaten away by Mounkoro with a brilliant save.

Mali received a red card when El Billal Toure challenged for the ball with Dylan Broom and was late to the ball as the Tunisian player went for it first.