North African trio qualify for 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup
North African teams confirmed their dominance once again in futsal, by wrapping up the slots to represent the continent at the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup scheduled for 1-18 November, in Thailand.
The trio; Egypt, Libya and Morocco sealed their places after the final round of the qualifiers played over the weekend.
The three teams, considered amongst the strongest based on the continental rankings lived by their tags by fending of challenges from rising forces in the indoor football event and qualify for the World Cup.
Egypt had it the ‘soft’ way after opponents Nigeria withdrew from athe second leg. Prior to that, the Pharaohs had won the first leg 8-2 at home.
Libya, 2008 African champions completed a double over South Africa and qualified in grand style. The Libyans beat South Africa 6-4 in Soweto, to stun the home crowd and advanced 10-4 on aggregate.
Elsewhere, Morocco was simply too much for Mozambique, beating them 4-1 to go through 10-3 on aggregate.
South Africa 4-6 Libya (0-4)
*Libya qualify 10-4 on aggregate
Morocco 4-1 Mozambique (6-2)
*Morocco qualify 10-3 on aggregate
Egypt vs Nigeria (8-2)
*Egypt qualify after Nigeria withdrew from the second leg
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