AFCON 2017: Reigning champion Ivory Coast eliminated in group stages

    Joy and despair: Morocco's players celebrate, while the Ivory Coast's Wilfried Kanon sinks to the turf.

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    • Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast
    • Togo 1-3 DR Congo

    (CNN)Two years ago, Herve Renard cemented his place in Ivorian folklore by leading the country's golden generation to Africa Cup of Nations glory in Equatorial Guinea.

    Now, however, the Frenchman was tasked with eliminating his former employers as his new side, Morocco, looked to cement a place in the knockout stage.