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Morocco through to final round of World Cup qualifiers

Posted on November 16, 2015
Morocco NT

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became the fifth team to qualify to the final round of the African qualification for the 2018 World Cup, despite losing away to .

The Moroccan team managed to advance to the group stage, the final round of the African Qualifications, after a 1-0 loss against tough Equatorial Guinea. The Atlas Lions qualified for a 2-1 aggregate scoreline in the second round of qualifiers.

The match took place on Sunday at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo stadium in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

After 14 minutes into the game, Igor Engonga opened the scoreline for the National Thunder with a well-placed header that gave the lead to the home side.

However, the Moroccan team, who won in the home leg 2-0, managed to hold the score until the end of the match and qualified to the next round.

Uganda, Congo DR, Gabon and Zambia have already reached the final round of the African qualification.


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