Monday, 20 November, 2017

Russian Federation 2018: Morocco, Tunisia join Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal

W/Cup decider: Morocco coach upbeat ahead of I/Coast showdown Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russia 2018
Frank Williams | 12 November, 2017, 12:10

Morocco scored twice within five minutes through Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia during the opening half to triumph 2-0 in the Ivory Coast and win Group C.

Ivory Coast, who never looked like recovering from the first-half blows, came second with eight points followed by Gabon with six and Mali with four.

Morocco have now qualified for their fifth World Cup (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998) and their first since France 1998.

For Tunisia, the barren draw they recorded against Libya on Saturday was enough to get them another World Cup ticket after they narrowly missed out at the Brazil 2014 edition.

As it stands, a total of 26 teams around the world have guaranteed their participation at next year's World Cup, as 6 teams from play-offs will complete the lineup by next week. Morocco needed just a point from the game to qualify but made sure.

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Tunisia also qualified on Saturday after drawing 0-0 with Libya.

Dirar's in-swinging cross beat everyone and found the corner of the net in the 25th minute.

Two goals in stoppage time - a Jonathan Bolingi penalty and a fine Neeskens Kebano strike - gave DR Congo the victory, but it proved not to matter as Tunisia held on for the draw in the other game to win the group by a single point.

While the Elephants will be left to rue a first World Cup qualifying failure since 2002, Morocco can now look forward to heading to Russian Federation as North Africa's third representatives alongside Tunisia and Egypt. Had Tunisia lost, the two teams would have finished level on points and goal difference and Congo would have taken the World Cup place for scoring more goals in the qualifying campaign.

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