SUEZ – Angola and Mauritania drew 0-0 in Suez on Saturday, a result which lessened the chances of either team reaching the last 16 in the Africa Cup of Nations.
It was the first goalless match so far at the African football showpiece in Egypt, and the 35 degree celsius (95 fahrenheit) mid-afternoon heat was a contributing factor.
However, neither side showed much urgency and there were hardly any clear-cut scoring chances.
After holding Group E top seeds Tunisia, Angola were favourites to win and did get the ball in the net in the final minute only for Hermenegildo Geraldo to be ruled offside.
Mali top the table with four points after two rounds, Tunisia and Angola have two each and debutants Mauritania one.