ABIDJAN, Nov. 11, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (African Qualifiers) : Morocco defeated Ivory Coast by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 2-0), in a World Cup qualifying game on Saturday afternoon at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan.
All the action happened in the first half, with goals from Nabil Dirar ('25) and Mehdi Benatia ('30).Morocco secured their ticket to the World Cup finals. Ivory Coast is eliminated.
Fixtures and Results : Third Round Group C
Ivory Coast at the World Cup
- 3 appearances (first in 2006)
- 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1974)
Morocco at the World Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 1970)
- 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1962)