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Algeria's scoreless draw with Angola was enough to see both teams into the last eight of the Cup of Nations after Malawi were knocked off by Mali.
The Indomitable Lions and the Super Eagles booked their places at South Africa 2010, while Egypt and Algeria face play-off on Wednesday.
Algeria or Egypt? Cameroon or Gabon? Tunisia or Nigeria? A dramatic conclusion ensues as Africa's last three places at the FIFA World Cup are seized.
Didier Drogba's equaliser in Malawi was enough to send Côte d'Ivoire through, while Cameroon and Egypt improved their South Africa 2010 prospects.
A 67th-minute equaliser from substitute Didier Drogba earned Côte d'Ivoire a 1-1 draw in Malawi that has sent them through to South Africa 2010.