Phase Côte d’Ivoire national team It defeated its host Gambia, 2-0, this evening, Monday, as part of the second round matches of Group Six in the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in America, Canada and Mexico..
Gambia vs Côte d’Ivoire
The match was held at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital, due to the lack of accreditation of Gambian stadiums by the Confederation of African Football..
The Elephants’ goals were scored by Christian Kouame in the 45th minute of the first half, and Sekou Fofana added the second goal in the 86th minute..
The Côte d’Ivoire national team became the strongest attack in the World Cup qualifiers after two rounds, after raising its score to 11 goals from two matches, surpassing the Egyptian national team, which scored 8 goals after the first two rounds, as the second strongest attack in the qualifiers so far.
Côte d’Ivoire group standings in World Cup qualifiers
With this result, the Côte d’Ivoire national team leads Group Six with 6 points, with a full score, equal to the Gabon national team, which is in second place, with a goal difference in favor of the first..
Ivorian Sekou Fofoana, the star of the Saudi Al-Nassr midfield, scored a world-class goal by firing a long-range shot past the Gambian goalkeeper..
The Côte d’Ivoire Elephants achieved their second successive victory in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, after defeating the Seychelles team in the first round, 9-0. The Gambia team also suffered a second defeat in a row, leaving them in penultimate place with no points..
The Gabon national team is in second place with 6 points, followed by the Burundi national team with 3 points, then the Kenya national team with no points..
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