All or nothing at all for Marc Wilmots with the Ivory coast

The coming days are also the last African ticket for the world cup 2018 will be divided. In group C of the CAF qualifications to make côte d’ivoire, with national coach Marc Wilmots, and Morocco in a direct duel who to Russia.

Marc Wilmots © Belga Image

The rest of africa starting Saturday at the contest in Abidjan with a point less (8) than the leader of Morocco (9), so that is enough of a draw, but enjoy the home advantage.

Coach Marc Wilmots calls on the rest of africa to flock to the stadium to bags to the team to victory, screaming at the Morocco of the Frenchman Hervé Renard, former coach of Ivory coast.

Under pressure

With a win, the rest of africa for the fourth time in a row to the world Cup, at a loss, which is the marriage between the Wilmots and the Ivory coast, most likely already after eight months passed. On the geruchtencarrousel is he even linked to royal Antwerp FC, where the old well-known Luciano D’onofrio athletic director.

The former coach of the Red Devils, who only since march of this year in service to the Ivorian national team, has in the West African country not too much more credit after a few painful defeats.

As members of Les Eléphants (the Elephants) in June during a friendly in the Netherlands, their heaviest defeat since 1992 (5-0), and they went on their own field down against Guinea (2-3) in the qualifiers for the Africa Cup 2019 and against Gabon (1-2) in these world cup qualifiers.

The miss of the world cup in Russia in a group with Morocco, Gabon and Mali, and would for the rest of africa indigestible.


Against Morocco may Wilmots once again call on Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha. Also experienced rotting Salomon Goal”. and end to end are available.

Good attackers will Wilmots need, because Morocco was taking in his first five matches, still no goal. But Das Kampfschwein see possibilities. “They have, of course, about players with technical qualities and they have a complementary society with Belhanda, Boussoufa and El Ahmadi. But the team is quite old, they play their last trump card.’

Five tickets

Egypt and Nigeria, and insured himself a place on the plane to Russia.

In the other two groups include Tunisia and Senegal on the best paper. The North Africans received with Libya, the last in the group, play at home and also have enough to make a point to secure their first world cup-participation since 2006.

The West Africans can have tonight all qualify, provided that earnings in South Africa. That match is a replay of the duel that last year, 2-1 it ended, but for the FIFA herspeeld must be due to matchfixing by the now lifelong suspended Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey. Tuesday is the same group of the second leg, Senegal, South Africa on the program, as well as Burkina Faso – cape Verde. Senegal leads the group with 8 points and a match less, followed by Burkina Faso, cape Verde (6) and South Africa (5).

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