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Arabs hope to watch 4 Arab teams in 2018 World Cup

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: After the 2018 World Cup’s tough qualifiers, 23 national teams succeeded in booking their places at the World Cup in Russia, including two Arab national teams. There are still nine places left to be taken.

Arab fans will follow this international break with fervent passion as two other Arab national teams have the chance to secure their places at the 2018 World Cup.

Tunisia faces their neighbors, Libya, in the last game of the group stage. Tunisia leads the group with 13 points; three points ahead of the second-placed, Congo.

Tunisia needs only the draw to secure their fifth qualification to the World Cup as they previously qualified to the 1978, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup tournaments.

In Ivory Coast, Morocco will face the hosts’ team in a crucial game to decide who earns the ticket of the group to Russia.

Morocco, like Tunisia, needs only a draw to secure their qualification as they lead the group with nine points; a point ahead of the second-placed Ivory Coast.

Arabs have the opportunity to watch four Arab nations in the upcoming World Cup for the first time as Egypt and Saudi Arabia previously qualified to the tournament.

The 1998 World Cup in France and 1986 World Cup in Mexico witnessed the participation of three Arab teams in the tournament.

Iraq, Morocco and Algeria participated in Mexico; while Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia participated in France.
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