Morocco outwits Ivory Coast to seal 2018 FIFA World Cup slot

Herve Renard the coach of Morocco’s national football team

The list of all teams which will bear the African flag in Russian Federation next year comprises of: Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, and Egypt.

Tunisia will participate in their fifth World Cup, but first since qualifying four three consecutive tournaments from 1998-2006.

Tunisia players pose for a team photo.

Morocco defeated Ivory Coast 2-0 on Saturday night in Abidjan to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, the country's first appearance at the finals since 1998.

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Meanwhile, in Group A, Tunisia played out a tense goalless draw with Libya to edge Congo DR to top spot by just one point. Morocco captain Medhi Benatia was on target in a 2-0 over Ivory Coast to book their spot in Russian Federation .

A pair of quickfire first half goals fired Morocco to their first World Cup in two decades and condemned Ivory Coast to a defeat that means they will miss the showpiece event for the first time since 2002.

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.

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

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.

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Two stoppage-time goals through Jonathan Bolingi and Neeskens Kebano, which sealed a 3-1 win against Guinea, was not enough for Florent Ibenge's side, who needed Libya to record a victory over the Eagles of Carthage on Saturday.

Needing just a point at home to already-eliminated Libya to assure their progression, they labored to a goalless draw.

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

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