Boufal books World Cup spot

By SFC Media Sat 11 Nov International

Sofiane Boufal was part of the Morocco squad that booked a place in the FIFA World Cup tonight, as they won 2-0 away to Ivory Coast.

Hervé Renard’s team needed just a point from their visit to the State Félix Houphouët-Boigny, in Abidjan, to ensure a place at the 2018 finals, but they made sure they claimed all three.

A win for Ivory Coast would have seen them qualify at the expense of Morocco, but any nerves for the visitors were settled thanks to a pair of swift first-half goals.

Nabil Dirar put them ahead after 25 minutes, as his cross from the right eluded everyone and ended up going past a diving Ivory Coast keeper, Sylvain Gbohouo.

Just five minutes later it was 2-0, as the Atlas lions’ captain, Medhi Benatia, produced a smart first-time finish from Mbark Boussoufa’s corner.

That proved to be enough for Morocco, who comfortably saw out the rest of the game to ensure their spot in Russia next summer.

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