Tunisia, Morocco pick Africa's last tickets to Russian Federation 2018 World Cup

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Tunisia and Morocco have completed the roster of teams that would represent Africa at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

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.

It will be Tunisia's first FIFA World Cup involvement since 2006 in Germany, and it joins Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria as Africa's five representatives for Russian Federation 2018.

Today is a historic day in Morocco, as Moroccans have to wait for 19 years to see national team reach the final stage of the World Cup.

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As the final set of matches of CAF World Cup qualification concluded, all five African World Cup slots have been confirmed, including Tunisisa and Morocco.

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Nabil Dirar scored the opener in the 25th minute with an inswinging cross that went untouched through the box and entered the net.

Tunisia could not break down neighbours Libya in Rades on the outskirts of Tunis and had to settle for a 0-0 draw that was just enough to see them first over the finishing line.

Two goals in stoppage time - a Jonathan Bolingi penalty and a fine Neeskens Kebano strike - gave DR Congo the victory, but it proved not to matter as Tunisia held on for the draw in the other game to win the group by a single point. But the effort was in vain as they ended up with 13 points, one behind the leaders Tunisia who got 14 points.

Florent Ibenge's side made hard work of the West Africans, and only opened the scoring in the 62nd minute when Ousmane Sidibe put the ball past his own goalkeeper.

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