There were wins for Tunisia and Morocco in Tuesday's friendlies, but Senegal were held and Egypt lost again.
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The left-back was axed by Nottingham Forest earlier in the season, but could now end his campaign with promotion and a spot at the World Cup.
The Lions of Teranga have been deprived of another key defender after the West Ham United man withdrew from the squad.
The North African duo downed Serbia and Iran respectively in Friday evening's friendlies, while Senegal were held by Uzbekistan.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has made no secret of his desire for his charges to emulate the Teranga Lions' previous World Cup team.
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Senegal midfielder Papa Alioune Ndiaye has acknowledged that injuries remain a concern ahead of the Teranga Lions' World Cup campaign.
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