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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Morocco qualifies for World Cup ...first time in 20 years

Morocco needed only a draw in their last group game to finish top of the Group C standings ahead of the Ivorians, who had to win to clinch a 4th successive World Cup finals appearance.

But after weathering an early storm, including a potential penalty call, Morocco scored 2 goals in the space of 5 minutes to put themselves on their way to the finals, in which they last appeared in 1998. It is instructive to note that Morocco completed the campaign without conceding a goal, finishing on 12 points, 4 ahead of the Ivorians. Gabon had 7 and bottom-placed Mali 5. 

The 2 Moroccan goals were scored within five minutes through Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia during the opening half to triumph 2-0 in the Ivory Coast and win Group C.

A cross section of Moroccan fans

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