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Morocco and Tunisia qualify for Fifa World Cup finals in Russia

12 November, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Morocco stunned Ivory Coast 2-0 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, while Tunisia also booked their ticket to Russian Federation on Saturday.

For Morocco, Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia scored in the space of five minutes in the first half in Abidjan to help send the Moroccans to their first World Cup in 20 years and deny Ivory Coast a fourth straight appearance.

Morocco and Tunisia qualified for the World Cup on Saturday, taking Africa's last two places.

A mouth-watering clash lay in store in Abidjan, where Côte d'Ivoire hosted Morocco, with the victor booking a ticket to Russian Federation 2018.

The 2004 African champions have now qualified for their fifth World Cup (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006).

It is the fifth time that the Moroccan national football team gets qualified for the global FIFA competition. Morocco needed just a point from the game to qualify but made sure.

The hosts poured men forward for most of the rest of the match, but Morocco generally looked in control of things at the back and held on comfortably, giving Herve Renard, the coach who ended Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations drought in 2015, a famous victory against his former team.

Tunisia, meanwhile, progressed as winners of Group A despite not being able to end their campaign with victory over Libya, who finished bottom.

In a recent interview with DH, Wilmots has lambasted the lack of players he has had to choose from for their World Cup qualifiers.

Jonathan Bolingi's penalty and a goal from Fulham's Neeskens Kebano, both in injury time, gave the Leopards all three points and left them hoping for a Libya victor, but Tunisia held firm to seal their ticket to Russian Federation.

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