Morocco in dreamland as they knock out Ivory Coast

Tunisia midfielder Wahibi Khaziri battles with Libya's Mohamed Al Ghanodi during their draw

A stone-throwing mob injured 22 police officers as a riot erupted in Brussels after Morocco qualified for the World Cup.

At the beginning of the World qualifiers, many observers predicted that Cote d'Ivoire would clinch the ticket for Group C, in light of its performance over the past 10 years. "It's a huge honour", said the Frenchman.

"We have camera images - whoever did this will pay for this, there is no way around it", he added. If it qualified for the Russia World Cup, this would have been its fourth consecutive participation in FIFA's flagship tournament. "This is the fifth qualification so Morocco is not a small (football) country".

Police used a water cannon to break up the crowd, but no-one has been arrested.

Police have launched an investigation as a spokesman admitted they were taken by surprise how quickly the situation escalated and shops were looted.

Videos posted on social media showed tense scenes as riot police tried to block off streets to the fans as others chanted joyfully from the steps of the Bourse stock exchange building, a usual spot for sports celebrations.

Any hopes they had of overhauling the North Africans were all but extinguished in five minutes of first-half madness from goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo, who struggled behind an unfamiliar defensive pairing of Simon Deli and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

Tunisia secured the draw it needed, 0-0 at home against Libya, to qualify from Group A and edge out Congo.

Senegal can consider themselves somewhat fortunate to have got through since the game was a replay of last November's original fixture won 2-1 by South Africa.

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