Guinea held on to take all three points in Harare after edging Zimbabwe 0-1 in the opening qualifying match for the FIFA 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
The Syli Nationale rode their luck at times but emerged unscathed thanks to Ibrahima Traore’s first-half free-kick and some resilient second-half defending.
Zimbabwe dominated the game, but did not take the chances that came their way. The game was settled by Traore’s free kick which eluded a six-man Zimbabwe wall.
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