Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russian Federation 2018

BREAKING Tunisia qualify for 2018 World Cup

Marc Wilmots' Ivory Coast needed a win at home to qualify for their fourth consecutive World Cup, but two errors by goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo put chances of victory out of reach in the first half.

First half goals from Fenerbahçe right-back Nabil Dirar and Juventus centre-back Medhi Benatia helped Morocco beat Ivory Coast 2-0 on Saturday in a highly-temperamental Group C final World Cup qualifier in Abidjan and seal one of Africa's final two slots for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. Gbohouo was frozen while expecting Morocco's Khalid Boutaïb to get a touch to the ball, but when he didn't it still crept in at the far post.

The Atlas Lions then doubled their lead just five minutes later through captain Mehdi Benatia's neat finish off a corner, ensuring Herve Renard's men finished top of Group C.

The Moroccan national team played in the World Cup final last time in 1998.

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Tunisia won their place in next year's World Cup finals by taking away a point from a goalless draw at home against neighbours Libya on Saturday.

Morocco and Tunisia will join Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal as the African sides in Russian Federation next summer. 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.

Guinea levelled the contest in the 71st minute through Karamokoba Keita, but two goals in stoppage time - Neeskens Kebano's strike and a Jonathan Bolingi penalty - secured a 3-1 victory for the hosts.

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