Morocco’s victory over Zambia in the Africa Cup of Nations helped Cote d’Ivoire secure a place in the last 16 of the tournaments. Zambia needed a draw to prevent Morocco from qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams in Group F. However, Hakim Ziyech’s goal sealed the win for Morocco and sent Zambia home. Cote d’Ivoire who had sacked their coach earlier in the day due to poor performances, owed their qualification to Morocco’s victory. The host nation will now face Senegal in the knockout stages, while Morocco will play South Africa. The match against Zambia was overseen by assistant coach Walid Regragui, as the head coach was serving a four-match ban imposed by the Confederation of African Football.