Cars burnt, police hurt in Brussels after Morocco World Cup success
Nov 13 2017
The list of all teams which will bear the African flag in Russian Federation next year comprises of: Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, and Egypt.
Unlike Morocco, who missed out on four previous World Cup tournaments (Japan-Korea 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014), Cote d'Ivoire has qualified for the three previous World Cups.
Tunisia qualified for the World Cup after winning the group with 14 points.
The more industrious Moroccans caused more problems for their hosts five minutes later when Benatia slotted home Mbark Boussoufa's corner into the next to send the home fans into anguish, as the Lions sealed a first World Cup ticket since 1998.
Tunisia and Morocco completed CAF's line up at the FIFA World Cup™, securing the last of Africa's berths at Russian Federation 2018.
For the first time in history, four Arab teams have qualified for the World Cup for the 2018 edition, which will be held in Russian Federation.
"Therefore you have to play without sparing yourself in order to win it...but defeat never crossed my mind" Renard who coached the Ivorians to the 2015 title of the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea said.
Both teams needed a point to qualify for the global soccer phenomenon which will be hosted by Russian Federation.
But after weathering an early storm, including a potential penalty call, Morocco scored two goals in the space of five minutes to put themselves on their way to the finals, where their last appearance was in France in 1998.
Morocco beat Ivory Coast, away by 2 goals to nil while Tunisia held Libya at home to a goalless draw.
Tunisia survived some nervous moments in Rades as Libya finished strongly.