Morocco qualifies for World Cup, Ivory Coast misses out

While the United States of America can only look on with envy next summer having dismally failed to qualify from the simplest of qualifying regions, Morocco's 2-0 away win over powerful Ivory Coast booked a return to the finals for the first time in 20 years.

The final rosters haven't been announced yet for the World Cup, of course, but here's a list of global teams that have qualified and could feature a Tottenham Hotspur player when they take the pitch this summer. "I thank His Majesty for calling me".

The Frenchman said he had exhorted his players with the sacrifices of the past generations of Moroccans who took part in the 1986, 1994 and 1998 World Cups. "He wanted to talk to us to pay tribute to everyone".

Riot police were called out to intervene, and were forced to use a water canon to stop the mob from throwing stones and smashing glasses.

A auto was burned on Place Fontainas.

Brussels has a big Moroccan population, many living in the Molenbeek district, which came to global prominence as the home and hideout of planners of the terror attacks in Paris in 2015 and in Brussels a year ago.

Morocco qualified for the global showpiece after defeating Cote d'Ivoire 2-0 away in Group C on Saturday, while Tunisia got through after a 0-0 draw with Libya in Rades.

The South Americans, who have not qualified for a World Cup finals since 1982, ...

The Democratic Republic of Congo had 13, Libya four and Guinea three.

Police in Belgium hit back as Moroccans celebrated their national team's 2-0 win over Ivory Coast to book their spot in the planet's biggest sport tournament.

The other two African qualifiers, Nigeria and Egypt, secured slots last month.

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