Morocco crush Congo 6-0 to maintain perfect record in World Cup qualifiers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 12 Jun 2024

Morocco continued their dominant run in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with a 6-0 victory over Congo in Kinshasa on Wednesday.



The Atlas Lions, fresh off a 2-1 win against Zambia, wasted no time asserting their authority.

Azzedine Ounahi scored in the eighth minute, followed by Chadi Riad doubling the lead eight minutes later. 

Ayoub El Kaabi then stole the show, bagging a hat-trick with goals in the 20th, 39th, and 53rd minutes.

Soufiane Rahimi added the finishing touch in the 62nd minute to complete Morocco's comprehensive victory.

The win extends Morocco's perfect record in Group E to three wins from three matches.

They sit atop the standings with nine points, three clear of closest challengers Tanzania.

The group format for these qualifiers features only five teams, with the top team from each of the nine African groups progressing directly to the World Cup finals.

This result further strengthens Morocco's position as one of the favourites to emerge from Africa.

Their performance builds on the impressive run to the 2022 World Cup semi-finals, where they ultimately finished fourth.

Morocco will now turn their attention to their next qualifying fixture against Niger in March 2025.

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