Soccer: Morocco and Tunisia qualify for 2022 Qatar World Cup

Algeria, Egypt eliminated, hope remains for UAE

30 March, 17:21

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, MARCH 30 - Morocco and Tunisia have qualified for the World Cup while Algeria and Egypt were eliminated in the playoffs that closed the qualifications of the African continent for Qatar's World Cup, scheduled starting on November 21 this year. This is the verdict of the last day of matches yesterday that saw Tunisia's triumph due to a 0-0 draw with Mali after winning 1-0 in the first leg. The draw gave the Tunisian team the sixth ticket for the World Cup as the country celebrated, starting in Tunis where fans took to the streets after celebrations at the stadium of Rades, 10 kilometers from the center of the capital.

    Many goals and celebrations also in Morocco after the national team also got a ticket for the World Cup after beating Congo 4-1, following a draw in the first leg. At the stadium Mohamed V in Casablanca, Moroccans started with a double score by Azedine Ounahi, the new Moroccan star, a 21-year-old forward of Angers, in France. Goals by Tarik Tissoudali and Achraf Hakimi completed the poker of the team trained by coach Hector Cuper. Morocco will compete in its sixth World Cup.

    Egypt, instead, will not go to Qatar after losing to Senegal.

    The Egyptians had won 1-0 in the first round at home and last night lost 0-1. The match was decided on penalties and, after mistakes by Egyptian star Salha and Senegal's captain Koulibaly, Senegal won with a score by El-Soleya. Algeria, which had won the first leg, lost to Cameroon 2-1 yesterday after winning 1-0 in the first round.

    Along with organizers Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which qualified for the World Cup, the wait continues for the United Arab Emirates which in June will play in the intercontinental playoffs with Australia.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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