Morocco, Tunisia Join Nigeria & Senegal To Qualify For Russia 2018 WC

Morocco and Tunisia became the final African nations to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as both countries ended long spells away from the finals.

A 2-0 win at the Ivory Coast, who needed a victory of their own to progress, ended a 20-year qualifying drought for Morocco who last made the finals in 1998.

Tunisia’s absence has not been as long but they will celebrate a first appearance in 12 years thanks to a goalless draw at home to Libya.

Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt had previously sealed their spots in Russia next year.

Tunisia finished a point clear of DR Congo, who were seeking a first trip to the finals since 1974 when they played as Zaire, to achieve their own fifth World Cup qualification.

Earlier Group B concluded with Zambia holding Cameroon to a 2-2 draw to finish second behind Nigeria, who drew at Algeria on Friday.

Group E finishes on Sunday with Egypt travelling to Ghana while Group D winners Senegal can celebrate with a dead rubber against South Africa on Tuesday.

Source: wolexis

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