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CM 2014: Morocco still in the race, Mali and Cameroon recovery worries

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GLV Sports writer

What marked African games on the continent last weekend to mark the second day of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup was somewhat exciting?  And the least we can say is that the posters featured in this exercise have kept their promises and sometimes some surprises and endings very end of the meeting. Thus, Morocco has earned a valuable draw against the Ivory Coast (2-2), as Mali has come to the end of Algeria (2-1) and Cameroon bowed facing an attractive Libya (2-1).

What a surprise! While acknowledging that these meetings the second day of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup has finally resulted in fewer goals, the suspense has been present throughout the length of matches, with outcomes in injury time.

Thus, Morocco has avoided the worst by returning to score at the last minute of play against Cote d’Ivoire (2-2). A point of the tie torn by Atlas Lions, allowing them to stay only two lengths of the Elephants and maintain the hope of qualifying for the third and final phase is a deal.

In for games also stretched, Senegal conceded a draw in Uganda (1-1) on a penalty kick in the 88th minute of play, while Cameroon bit the dust against Libya while the two teams heading for a share of the points (2-1, 90 +3).

A defeat that will give a little more ammunition to critics of the Indomitable Lions and their coach, Denis Lavagne. However, Egypt has taken advantage of the additional 5 minutes from time against Guinea’s decision to force and impose itself on the very last second (3-2, 90th 5). For its part, Tunisia continues its flawless and got a success in Cape Verde (2-1) which puts one in mind of his group.

In the last game of the day, Mali led the scoring early in the game by Algeria, has managed to reverse the trend to finally win (2-1) and ten minutes from time on my part a realization of Modibo Maiga.

Success, acquired on neutral ground, allowing the Eagles to get back into those skills after their initial defeat against Benin and return to the second place, upright Fennecs with three units, a short length behind Benin, held in check by Rwanda (1-1). The next meetings will take place in these playoffs between 22 and 23 March 2013. Meanwhile, up to now qualifying for the CAN 2013 in just five days.


– The results of the second day of qualifying:


Malawi 1-1 Nigeria

Botswana 1-1 South Africa

Zambia 1-0 Ghana

Gabon 1-0 Burkina Faso

Niger Congo 1-0

Uganda 1-1 Senegal

Cape Verde 1-2 Tunisia

Equatorial Guinea 2-2 Sierra Leone

Namibia 1-0 Kenya

Morocco 2-2 Ivory Coast


Lesotho Sudan 0-0

Zimbabwe Mozambique 0-0

Rwanda 1-1 Benin

DR Congo Togo 2-0

Central African Republic Ethiopia 2-0

Tanzania 2-1 Gambia

Liberia 0-0 Angola

Guinea – Egypt

Libya 2-1 Cameroon

Mali 2-1 Algeria

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