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DR Congo stay in Cup of Nations contention after comprehensive win

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DR Congo stay in Cup of Nations contention after comprehensive win
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group A - Zimbabwe v DR Congo - 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - June 30, 2019 DR Congo's Cedric Bakambu celebrates scoring their third goal with team mates REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany   -   Copyright  MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY(Reuters)
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Cedric Bakambu scored twice for the Democratic Republic of Congo in a comprehensive 4-0 win over Zimbabwe on Sunday that offers them the strong possibility of advancing to the knockout stages of the tournament.

The win ensured third place in Group A for the Congolese, who now have to wait to see whether they are one of the four best third place finishers who go through to compete in the last 16.

They will only be sure when the group stage is completed on Tuesday but their three points, after losing their opening two games, could prove enough.

Zimbabwe are eliminated in bottom place with only a single point after paying a heavy price for a goalkeeping nightmare at a near empty 30 June Stadium.

(Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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