Morocco, Tunisia take different paths to World Cup

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Meanwhile, Tunisia 's goalless draw against Libya proved enough to seal their World Cup spot from Group A.

In Group A, Tunisia will be making a return to the World Cup since Germany 2006 following a 0-0 home win against Libya in Rades also on Saturday.

Youssef Msakni and Anice Badri both failed to calm the home fans' nerves by missing chances in a first half the home side dominated. Tunisia threw everything into attacking in the closing stages to try and force a win in front of their home fans.

Nigeria were the first African nation to book a place in Russian Federation after last month's 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo with Egypt and Senegal, who beat South Africa 2-0 in a replayed game in Polokwane on Friday, having also qualified.

Paul Pogba trains with United reserves as he continues recovery
Defeat at Chelsea has seen the gap between themselves and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League widen to eight points. But Pogba has remained at Carrington in a bid to return in time to feature against Newcastle at Old Trafford on November 18.

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, in which they last appeared in 1998, in France.

The Atlas Lions went into the match in Abidjan just needing a draw to consolidate their place as pacesetters in the final group match, but they went one better in what was an assured display.

In Group A, DR Congo, on 10 points, were still in with a chance to catch leaders Tunisians on 13 points, but despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea, it was too little too late. Gabon had seven and bottom-placed Mali five.

Libya had been forced to play all of their home games at neutral venues, including Tunisia, because of a Federation Internationale de Football Association ban on internationals in the country, where the security situation is judged unsafe for visiting teams.

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