Zambia Out of Africa Cup Soccer as Burkina Faso, Nigeria Advance

Defending champion Zambia was eliminated from soccer’s Africa Cup of Nations as Burkina Faso and Nigeria advanced to the quarterfinals.

Zambia drew 0-0 with Burkina Faso and Nigeria beat Ethiopia 2-0 in the final round of matches in Group C in South Africa. Burkina Faso and Nigeria finished tied with five points, two more than Zambia.

The top two teams in each of the four groups qualify for the quarterfinals. Burkina Faso, which won the group on goal difference, will meet Togo or Tunisia, with Nigeria taking on Ivory Coast.

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