- Egypt and Algeria advance from Group D
- Morocco also progress after dazzling once again
- Saudis strike back against Palestine to keep their hopes alive
The quarter-final jigsaw at the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 now has half of its pieces in place after Algeria, Egypt and Morocco followed hosts Qatar in securing a last-eight berth with a game to spare.
Each qualified in fine style, with the Atlas Lions and Pharaohs especially impressive in putting four and five unanswered goals past Jordan and Sudan respectively. And while Morocco’s goal difference, the healthiest in the tournament, ensures that they will almost certainly go through as section winners, their fellow North African quarter-finalists face a fierce battle to determine the top spot in Group D.