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Africans punch World Cup tickets

Updated: 2013-11-18 07:41
By Agence France-Presse in Calabar, Nigeria ( China Daily)

Cote d'Ivoire vanquishes Senegal while Nigeria eliminates Ethiopia

Cote d'Ivoire joined Nigeria in the World Cup finals on Saturday after a 1-1 draw against Senegal gave it a 4-2 aggregate win on a tense night in neutral Casablanca.

Cote d'Ivoire reached a third successive World Cup but it had to survive a tense conclusion to its playoff second leg clash after Senegal had gone ahead 1-0 on a 77th-minute penalty by substitute Moussa Sow after the lively Sadio Mane was fouled by Didier Drogba.

Africans punch World Cup tickets