Moroccan Soccer Fans Clash with Brussels Police After World Cup Qualifier

Moroccan Soccer Fans Clash with Brussels Police After World Cup Qualifier

Tunisia also only needed a draw to pip DR Congo - who began the day three points adrift - to top spot in Group A and they duly accomplished that with a 0-0 stalemate at home to Libya.

Morocco has qualified for the World Cup in Russian Federation by winning in Ivory Coast 2-0 in what was a straight shootout for the place from Africa Group C.

Morocco scored twice within five minutes through Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia at Abidjan during the opening half to triumph 2-0 in the Ivory Coast and win Group C.

Diving saves kept Youssef Msakni, Anice Badri and Ghilane Chaalani from scoring as Nashnush proved a one-man roadblock.

DR Congo were the only team still with a chance to catch Tunisia, but they fell short despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea.

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Gabon and Mali finished third and fourth in Group C and on six and four points respectively.

Translation: Arab-flavored World Cup "Egypt-Saudi Arabia-Morocco-Tunisia" congratulations to us all.

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 nation, where the security situation is judged unsafe for visiting teams.

Led by coach Hervé Renard, the Moroccan squad maintained an upbeat performance completing the qualifications without conceding a single goal making it to the World Cup since their last appearance in 1998.

Tempers spilled over as the two sides exchanged wild tackles and punches in the closing stages and Ivorian fans pelted the pitch with objects. Before today's matches, Morocco had 9 points while the Ivorians had 8 points; meaning the victor of the match would qualify.

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