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AFCON 2021: Senegal And Morocco Qualified; Egypt Not Yet Out Of The Woods

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Senegal, Guinea, Morocco and Gabon qualified for the 8th round on Tuesday. The Comoros have signed a historic success. The Egyptian team will play its qualification against Sudan this Wednesday at 20 hours. Sudan, with a point collected, can hope to qualify for the Round of 8 after not having participated in an international competition since 2012.

Algeria fell from very high on Sunday night. On a historic series of 35 games without defeat, the African champion fell for the first time in 39 months against Equatorial Guinea (0-1) on the second day of the group stage of the CAN. A terrible result that puts the Fennecs back to the wall.

Nigeria has made a perfect start to the competition with six points in two games. This Wednesday they will aim for a third victory to confirm their leadership of group D against Sudan. Egypt is not out of the woods yet. They need a good result to continue the competition. We summarize everything in our CAN diary, our daily appointment until the final on February 6.

Accroached by Malawi (0-0), Senegal finishes at the top of group B. But Aliou Cissé’s men will have to do without Cheikhou Kouyate, suspended, for the round of 16.

Guinea finished second and will also advance to the round of 16, despite their defeat against Zimbabwe (1-2), eliminated from the event. A header by Musona (26th), followed by a shot by Mahachi (43rd), gave Zimbabwe the win. The reduction of the score by Naby Keita, with a superb left-footed shot (1-2, 49th), will not have changed the result of this match while the midfielder will be suspended in the 8th round.

In Group C, Morocco, twice trailing against Gabon and saved by its crossbar, finally snatched a spectacular draw (2-2) thanks to Boufal (74th, s.p.) and Hakimi (84th), enough to keep the first place in the group. The Gabonese, solid and attractive, conceded the share of the points despite two goals by Allevinah (21st) and Aguerd (81st, csc) but also join the round of 16 and will face Burkina Faso.

Nigeria has had a quiet start to the competition. With six points in two games, the Super Eagles have been performing well. If they win or draw their last game, Augustine Eguavoen’s men would secure a first place in Group D.

Guinea-Bissau can still pull off a surprise exit from the group stages. The Djurtus have never reached this stage of the competition. To continue the dream, they will have to win.

4 tickets are awarded to the best third of each group. Today, it is Tunisia, Malawi, Cape Verde and Sierra Leone who would qualify. But of course, the results of the last day will reshuffle the cards.

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