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Posted on 19 June 2005  - 12:00

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Mido's hopes of making next summer's World Cup Finals were all-but ended by the Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The striker was in the Egypt squad for a vital match in Group Three of African qualifying.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba did the damage with a goal either side of half-time to secure a 2-0 win for the Ivory Coast and leave Egypt six points behind with two games left.

Thimothee Atouba is in the same group as Mido with Cameroon and they cashed in on Egypt's defeat with a 1-0 win against Libya.

Cameroon are now two points behind the Ivory Coast with the pair set to meet on September 2 - only the winners of the five groups progress in African qualifying.

Meanwhile, Noureddine Naybet's qualifying hopes with Morocco suffered a blow in Kenya on Saturday.

The defender played in the goalless draw that moved Morocco two points clear of Tunisia in Group Five.

However, Morocco beat Kenya 5-1 back in February and may live to regret the two dropped points - Tunisia can overhaul them with their game in hand. The pair are set for a showdown final group game in October.