- Mali have won the last two U-17 titles in Africa
- Paraguayans recover after giving up a two-goal lead
- Paraguay meet New Zealand, Mali take on Turkey in next group games
The Malians showed the fight that led them to the U-17 World Cup final two years ago in Chile, and they struck back within minutes, as Hadji Drame controlled the ball in traffic at the edge of the area and blasted into the net. Lassana N’Diaye could have actually put them in front in the next quarter of an hour after two speedy breaks, but he hit the crossbar with his first effort before equalising just after the half-hour mark.