Morocco qualifies for World Cup, Ivory Coast misses out

Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot Tunisia Through

As the final set of matches of CAF World Cup qualification concluded, all five African World Cup slots have been confirmed, including Tunisisa and Morocco.

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

Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast, who missed out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the finals.

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

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Morocco needed only a draw from their final Group C game to finish top of the standings in the African preliminaries, ahead of the Ivorians, who had to win to clinch a fourth successive World Cup finals appearance.

The Moroccan Football Federation has put up unprecedented financial rewards for the players of the Moroccan national team.

Tunisia last played at the World Cup in 2006. Before today's matches, Morocco had 9 points while the Ivorians had 8 points; meaning the victor of the match would qualify.

Morocco was topping its group before flying to Ivory Coast.

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Benatia scored with a first-time shot from a corner five minutes later to seal the victory.

It will be Tunisia's first FIFA World Cup involvement since 2006 in Germany, and it joins Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria as Africa's five representatives for Russian Federation 2018.

Tunisia survived some nervous moments in Rades as Libya finished strongly.

With second-place Democratic Republic of Congo netting twice in stoppage time to defeat Guinea 3-1 in Kinshasa, only one point separated the top two.

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Morocco completed the campaign without conceding a goal, finishing on 12 points, four ahead of the Ivorians.

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