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Fayçal and Morocco beat Ivory Coast and qualify for the CAN 2017 quarterfinals

24/01/2017 22:30

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Morocco, with Fayçal Fajr in the starting line-up, eliminated holders Ivory Coast from the tournament after beating them 1-0 at the group stages.

The Deportivista forward played 83 minutes and had an outstanding performance. One of the best chances came in the 25th minute when his shot hit the woodwork.

With two victories and one defeat, Morocco advance to quarterfinals as runners up, and Congo as group winners.

Fayçal was in the starting line-up against Togo and Ivory Coast, and he played the last 17 minutes against Congo in Morocco's first match.

Morocco's next match will be on Sunday 29 January at 8pm. They will face Group D winners (Ghana or Egypt) in the quarter-finals.

Morocco's group stage results are as follows:

Monday 16 January
CONGO 1 - MOROCCO 0

Friday 20 January
MOROCCO 3 - TOGO 1

Tuesday 24 January
MOROCCO 1 - IVORY COAST 0

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