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Algeria, Egypt back to winning in World Cup qualifying


AP Sports Writer

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Riyad Mahrez has scored twice as African champion Algeria romped to a 6-1 win over Niger to return to winning ways in World Cup qualifying. Egypt took top spot in its group from Libya by edging their encounter 1-0. Ivory Coast claimed the other most significant result on Friday. Max-Alain Gradel thumped in a volley to send the Ivorians on their way to a 3-0 victory in Malawi. Only Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal have won all of their games in African qualifying. Tunisia cruised past Mauritania 3-0 on Thursday and has eight goals in three games without conceding.

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