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DR Congo and Tunisia draw to qualify for the quarterfinals in AFCON

Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after drawing their final Group B game 1-1

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Youssef Msakni (R) competed for the ball with DR Congo's defender Issama Mpeko

Bata (Equatorial Guinea), January 27 (IANS)

Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after drawing their final Group B game 1-1 here.

Ahmed Akaichi put Tunisia 1-0 ahead in the 31st minute Monday night and DR Congo were trailing until the 66th minute when substitute Loteteka Bokila rescued his team, reports Xinhua.

Cape Verde and 2012 continental champions Zambia played out a 0-0 draw at the same time, which ensured that Tunisia reached the quarterfinal stage as the group winner, and DR Congo qualified on goals scored.

Tunisia will face Equatorial Guinea in the quarterfinal, while DR Congo take on Congo Republic.

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