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Guinea’s World Cup Hopes Suffer Clipping Blow

Guinea and Sudan played to a 1-1 draw in their Group I 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Stade de Marrakech on Wednesday afternoon.

The Syli Nationale have never qualified for the World Cup and look to miss out on a ticket for next round as they remain winless in Group I with Guinea-Bissau and Morocco leading the way.

For Sudan, a point at their adapted home ground  will serve as some motivation, but in reality the result does neither team any good as they remain well off the pace heading into the reverse fixture.

Guinea started positively with some swift interplay between Aguibou Camara and Ibrahima Conte which resulted in them playing  Mady Camara into space inside the box, but he fired over from 14-yards out.

The game fell into a bit of a lull after that with both teams squandering possession due to poor passing in the final third.

Sudan had the next decent effort on goal when Ahmed Hamed met a cross from Athar El Tahir , but the former saw his shot from just inside the box go inches over the crossbar.

Neither side could find a goal before the break and entered the half time break locked at 0-0.

Sudan went to sleep at the start of the second half and were caught in defence by a long range ball from the back.

In the 56th minute some sloppy defending allowed Mohamed Bayo to get on the end of a long ball over the top and he made no mistake with a clinical finish to break the deadlock.

Sudan threw players forward and were rewarded for their efforts with an equalizer in the 72th minute courtesy of a strike from Malik Bakhit, 1-1.

Both teams tried to find the winner thereafter, but neither could produce the goods in front of goals.

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