Semi-finalists in Qatar during the last World Cup, the Moroccans entered the race to qualify for the 2026 World Cup with a victory against Tanzania, this Tuesday, November 21 (2-0). If Paris-Saint Germain player Achraf Hakimi missed a penalty in the third minute, Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring before the half-hour mark (28th). In the second half, Bakari Mwamnyeto scored against his side (53rd). The Atlas Lions take the lead in Group E ahead of Zambia, which lost in the evening to Niger (2-1). Morocco, the first African nation in the FIFA rankings, will meet Tanzania on January 17 in San Pedro for the final phase of the African Cup of Nations.
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