Cameroon had to go to extra time to deny Algeria a chance in the 2022 World Cup following their 2-1 win (Agg 2-2) on Tuesday night.
Hosts Algeria who had come into the game with a one-goal advantage thought they had booked their place in Qatar later this year when Touba towered above the Cameroon defence to head home with two minutes remaining on the clock.
𝐀𝐍 𝐔𝐍𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓! 🤩
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The header came in the dying minutes of extra time after Choupo Moting had headed Cameroon into a 22nd-minute lead. With the goal, Algeria had a 2-1 lead on aggregate but Cameroon saved the best for the last when Toko Ekambi scored from close range in the fourth added minute to make the tie even and see his side qualify for the World Cup on the away goal rule.
Earlier, Morocco overcame DR Congo 4-1 thanks to an Azzedine Ounahi double and goals from Achraf Hakimi and Tarik Tissoudali. Tunisia held Mali to a goalless draw but went through 1-0 on aggregate for their second successive World Cup.
ONLY 5 SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE WORLD CUP 🏆
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- Algeria 1-2 Cameroon (Agg: 2-2)
- Morocco 4-1 DR Congo (Agg: 5-2)
- Tunisia 0-0 Mali (Agg: 1-0)