Wednesday 05 February 2020, 18:34

Angola join Egypt and Morocco to qualify for Lithuania 2021

  • Egypt and Morocco were the first African teams to qualify for Lithuania 2021

  • The Pharaohs defeated Libya and Morocco thrashed Angola in the continental semi-finals

  • Angola edged Libya 2-0 in the match for third place to claim Africa's final ticket

Egypt and Morocco advanced to the CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations final, after defeating Libya 5-2 and Angola 4-0 respectively in the semi-finals, to book their places at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™.

The Pharaohs will compete at the FIFA Futsal World Cup for the seventh consecutive edition, while Morocco have now qualified for three consecutive Futsal World Cups after missing out on the first six editions.

Egypt won all three of their group stage matches, defeating Guinea (9-0), Angola (3-0) and Mozambique (3-2) in Group B, before seeing off Libya in the semi-finals, while Morocco beat Libya (3-0), Equatorial Guinea (8-1) and Mauritius (3-0 due to cancellation) in Group A, before cruising past Angola in the final four.

The Pharaohs and the Lions of the Atlas will be joined by Angola, who defeated Libya 2-0 in the match for third place, as Africa's representatives in the world finals, which take place from 12 September to 4 October.

Morocco put in a sensational performance in the final and thrashed Egypt 5-0 to be crowned African champions for the second consecutive edition of the region's qualifiers.