Morocco drew a line under an encouraging 2018 with a 1-0 victory away in Tunisia on Tuesday evening.
Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute - the sixth strike of his international career - from close range after Medhi Benatia's free kick bounced back off the post and into his path.
Tunisia started the better of the two teams in an ill-tempered affair on a poor pitch, although En-Nesyri had the better of the first-half chances.
Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday.
Sanchez was on a visit to the Moroccan capital of Rabat and met with Prime Minister Saadedin Al Othmani and King Mohamed to discuss the possibility of bidding for world soccer's global showpiece tournament.
"I made a proposal to the government [of Morocco] to organise a joint bid between Spain, Portugal and Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup,"...