Somalia made history on Thursday night as they won their first-ever World Cup qualifying match, beating Zimbabwe 1-0 in a tight affair.
The Somalia national side were on a losing run of 19 consecutive defeats, dating back over eight years, before they shocked the world with their recent qualifying success.
Thursday's victors are currently number 202 in the FIFA world rankings (San Marino are the last-placed team on 211), 90 places below their opponents Zimbabwe, who they will face again on Tuesday in the second leg of the qualifying round.
🇸🇴 History for Somalia!— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 5, 2019
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Somalia's winning-goal hero was
The result is the biggest winning margin of the African World Cup qualifying campaign so far, with first-half goals from Muhadjiri Hakizimana and Yannick Mukunzi giving the away side the lead.
Meddy Kagare rounded off the scoring ten minutes from the end, to gain an important lead for the Rwandans.
Ramadan Agab was the hat-trick hero for Sudan, as they beat opponents Chad 3-1. Agab took advantage of a poor clearance from Chad goalkeeper