Zimbabwe and Algeria were unable to book their places in the AFCON 2017 quarterfinals while Tunisia and Senegal progressed to the next stage of the top African competition.
Les Fennecs of Algeria, who were among the AFCON title contenders, finished third in Group B.
They drew 2-2 with leaders Senegal in their last game on Monday night, ending their campaign without a win.
Tunisia joined Senegal to the quarter-finals after beating Zimbabwe 4-2 in the group’s other fixture.
Algeria needed Tunisia to lose in Libreville to have a chance of progressing to the quarters.
Tunisia will play Burkina Faso; Senegal will play Cameroon in the two of the four quarter-final matches.
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Liverpool fans, Meanwhile, will have to wait for Sadio Mane to return to Premier League action as influential winger fired Senegal to the knock-out phase of the competition.
Senegal’s Premier League players Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke) and Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) also stay in Gabon on International duty.
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The Hosts Gabon also kicked out of the continental competition in the group stage after failing to win any of it’s three group games.
What Tuesday’s Matchday holds?
Another of the well-fancied nations could follow the same route on Tuesday when the defending champions Ivory Coast need to win against Morocco.
Ivory Coast face Morocco in Oyem in northern Gabon, with the Elephants needing a win to keep their title defence.
Morrocco’s Herve Renard heads into the game knowing only a draw will send his hide to the next stage at the expense of his former team.
Renard has been a winning manager in two of the previous three AFCON tournaments, with Zambia (in 2012) and Ivory Coast( in 2015).