2014 World Cup qualifying

Five African nations have qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and continental champions Nigeria.

There were three rounds of qualifying.

The first round found 24 teams trying to make it into the second round of competition, where there were ten groups of four teams.

In the third round, the 10 group winners played off over two legs to determine who took Africa's five places in Brazil.

Third Round

  • 13/10/13: Ethiopia 1-2 Nigeria (Addis Ababa)
  • 16/11/13: Nigeria 2-0 Ethiopia (Calabar)

Nigeria qualify for the World Cup after a 4-1 aggregate win.

  • 12/10/13: Ivory Coast 3-1 Senegal (Abidjan)
  • 16/11/13: Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast (Casablanca)

Ivory Coast qualify for the World Cup after a 4-2 aggregate win.

  • 13/10/13: Tunisia 0-0 Cameroon (Rades)
  • 17/11/13: Cameroon 4-1 Tunisia (Yaounde)

Cameroon qualify for the World Cup after a 4-1 aggregate win.

  • 15/10/13: Ghana 6-1 Egypt (Kumasi)
  • 19/11/13: Egypt 2-1 Ghana (Cairo)

Ghana qualify for the World Cup after a 7-3 aggregate win.

  • 12/10/13: Burkina Faso 3-2 Algeria (Ouagadougou)
  • 19/11/13: Algeria 1-0 Burkina Faso (Blida, 1815)

Algeria qualify for the World Cup on the away goals rule after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Second Round

GROUP A

P W D L GF GA Pts

ETHIOPIA

6

4

1

1

8

6

13

South Africa

6

3

2

1

12

5

11

Botswana

6

2

1

3

8

10

7

CAR

6

1

0

5

5

12

3

02/06/12: Central African Republic 2-0 Botswana

03/06/12: South Africa 1-1 Ethiopia

08-12/06/12: Botswana 1-1 South Africa; Ethiopia 2-0 CAR

22-26/03/13: South Africa 2-0 CAR; Ethiopia 1-0 Botswana

07-11/06/13: CAR 0-3 South Africa; Botswana 3-0* Ethiopia (AWD)

14-18/06/13: Ethiopia 2-1 South Africa; Botswana 3-2 CAR

06-10/09/13: South Africa 4-1 Botswana; CAR 1-2 Ethiopia

*Ethiopia forfeited a 2-1 win away to Botswana for fielding an ineligible player.

GROUP B

P W D L GF GA Pts

TUNISIA

6

4

2

0

13

6

14

Cape Verde

6

3

0

3

9

7

9

Sierra Leone

6

2

2

2

10

10

8

Eq Guinea

6

0

2

4

6

15

2

02/06/12: Tunisia 3-1 Eq Guinea; Sierra Leone 2-1 Cape Verde

08-12/06/12: Cape Verde 1-2 Tunisia; Eq Guinea 2-2 Sierra Leone

22-26/03/13: Tunisia 2-1 Sierra Leone; Eq Guinea 0-3* Cape Verde (AWD)

07-11/06/13: Sierra Leone 2-2 Tunisia; Cape Verde 3-0* Eq Guinea (AWD)

14-18/06/13: Eq Guinea 1-1 Tunisia; Cape Verde 1-0 Sierra Leone

06-10/09/13: Tunisia 3-0* Cape Verde (AWD); Sierra Leone 3-2 Eq Guinea

*Equatorial Guinea forfeited a 4-3 home win and a 2-1 loss away to Cape Verde for fielding an ineligible player.

*Cape Verde forfeited 2-0 win in Tunisia for fielding an ineligible player.

GROUP C

P W D L GF GA Pts

IVORY COAST

6

4

2

0

15

5

14

Morocco

6

2

3

1

9

8

9

Tanzania

6

2

0

4

8

12

6

The Gambia

6

1

1

4

4

11

4

02/06/12: Ivory Coast 2-0 Tanzania; The Gambia 1-1 Morocco

08-12/06/12: Morocco 2-2 Ivory Coast; Tanzania 2-1 The Gambia

22-26/03/13: Ivory Coast 3-0 The Gambia; Tanzania 3-1 Morocco

07-11/06/13: The Gambia 0-3 Ivory Coast; Morocco 2-1 Tanzania

14-18/06/13: Tanzania 2-4 Ivory Coast; Morocco 2-0 The Gambia

06-10/09/13: Ivory Coast 1-1 Morocco; The Gambia 2-0 Tanzania

GROUP D

P W D L GF GA Pts

GHANA

6

5

0

1

18

3

15

Zambia

6

3

2

1

11

4

11

Lesotho

6

1

2

3

4

16

5

Sudan

6

0

2

4

4

14

2

01/06/12: Ghana 7-0 Lesotho

02/06/12: Sudan 0-3* Zambia (AWD)

08-12/06/12: Zambia 1-0 Ghana; Lesotho 0-0 Sudan

22-26/03/13: Ghana 4-0 Sudan; Lesotho 1-1 Zambia

07-11/06/13: Sudan 1-3 Ghana; Zambia 4-0 Lesotho

14-18/06/13: Lesotho 0-2 Ghana; Zambia 1-1 Sudan

06-10/09/13: Ghana 2-1 Zambia; Sudan 2-3 Lesotho

*Sudan forfeited a 2-0 at home over Zambia for fielding an ineligible player

GROUP E

P W D L GF GA Pts

BURKINA FASO

6

4

0

2

7

4

12

Congo

6

3

2

1

7

3

11

Gabon

6

2

1

3

5

6

7

Niger

6

1

1

4

6

12

4

02/06/12: Burkina Faso 0-3* Congo (AWD)

03/06/12: Niger 3-0* Gabon (AWD)

08-12/06/12: Gabon 1-0 Burkina Faso; Congo 1-0 Niger

22-26/03/13: Burkina Faso 4-0 Niger; Congo 1-0 Gabon

07-11/06/13: Niger 0-1 Burkina Faso; Gabon 0-0 Congo

14-18/06/13: Congo 0-1 Burkina Faso; Gabon 4-1 Niger

06-10/09/13: Burkina Faso 1-0 Gabon; Niger 2-2 Congo

*Burkina Faso forfeited a 0-0 draw for fielding an ineligible player

*Gabon forfeited a 0-0 draw for fielding an ineligible player

GROUP F

P W D L GF GA Pts

NIGERIA

6

3

3

0

7

3

12

Malawi

6

1

4

1

4

5

7

Kenya

6

1

3

2

4

5

6

Namibia

6

1

2

3

2

4

5

03/06/12: Nigeria 1-0 Namibia

02/06/12: Kenya 0-0 Malawi

08-12/06/12: Malawi 1-1 Nigeria; Namibia 1-0 Kenya

22-26/03/13: Nigeria 1-1 Kenya; Namibia 0-1 Malawi

05/06/13: Kenya 0-1 Nigeria; Malawi 0-0 Namibia

12/06/13: Namibia 1-1 Nigeria; Malawi 2-2 Kenya

06-10/09/13: Nigeria 2-0 Malawi; Kenya 1-0 Namibia

GROUP G

P W D L GF GA Pts

EGYPT

6

6

0

0

16

7

18

Guinea

6

3

1

2

12

8

10

Mozambique

6

0

3

3

2

10

3

Zimbabwe

6

0

2

4

4

9

2

01/06/12: Egypt 2-0 Mozambique

03/06/12: Zimbabwe 0-1 Guinea

08-12/06/12: Guinea 2-3 Egypt; Mozambique 0-0 Zimbabwe

22-26/03/13: Egypt 2-1 Zimbabwe; Mozambique 0-0 Guinea

07-11/06/13: Zimbabwe 2-4 Egypt; Guinea 6-1 Mozambique

14-18/06/13: Mozambique 0-1 Egypt; Guinea 1-0 Zimbabwe

06-10/09/13: Egypt 4-2 Guinea; Zimbabwe 1-1 Mozambique

GROUP H

P W D L GF GA Pts

ALGERIA

6

5

0

1

13

4

15

Mali

6

2

2

2

7

7

8

Benin

6

2

2

2

8

9

8

Rwanda

6

0

2

4

3

11

2

02/06/12: Algeria 4-0 Rwanda

03/06/12: Benin 1-0 Mali

08-12/06/12: Mali 2-1 Algeria; Rwanda 1-1 Benin

22-26/03/13: Algeria 3-1 Benin; Rwanda 1-2 Mali

07-11/06/13: Benin 1-3 Algeria; Mali 1-1 Rwanda

14-18/06/13: Rwanda 0-1 Algeria; Mali 2-2 Benin

06-10/09/13: Algeria 1-0 Mali; Benin 2-0 Rwanda

GROUP I

P W D L GF GA Pts

CAMEROON

6

4

1

1

8

3

13

Libya

6

2

3

1

5

3

9

Congo DR

6

1

3

2

3

3

6

Togo

6

1

1

4

4

11

4

02/06/12: Cameroon 1-0 DR Congo

03/06/12: Togo 1-1 Libya

08-12/06/12: Libya 2-1 Cameroon; DR Congo 2-0 Togo

22-26/03/13: Cameroon 2-1 Togo; DR Congo 0-0 Libya

07-11/06/13: Togo 3-0* Cameroon (AWD); Libya 0-0 DR Congo

14-18/06/13: DR Congo 0-0 Cameroon; Libya 2-0 Togo

06-10/09/13: Cameroon 1-0 Libya; Togo 2-1 DR Congo

*Togo forfeited a 2-0 win at home over Cameroon for fielding an ineligible player

GROUP J

P W D L GF GA Pts

SENEGAL

6

3

3

0

9

4

12

Uganda

6

2

2

2

5

6

8

Angola

6

1

4

1

8

6

7

Liberia

6

1

1

4

4

10

4

02/06/12: Senegal 3-1 Liberia

03/06/12: Angola 1-1 Uganda

08-12/06/12: Uganda 1-1 Senegal; Liberia 0-0 Angola

22-26/03/13: Senegal 1-1 Angola; Liberia 2-0 Uganda

07-11/06/13: Angola 1-1 Senegal; Uganda 1-0 Liberia

14-18/06/13: Liberia 0-2 Senegal; Uganda 2-1 Angola

06-10/09/13: Senegal 1-0 Uganda; Angola 4-1 Liberia

First Round

  • 11/11/11: Lesotho 1-0 Burundi
  • 15/11/11: Burundi 2-1 Lesotho
  • 2-2 on aggregate Lesotho advance on away goals rule
  • 11/11/11: Sao Tome 0-5 Congo
  • 15/11/11: Congo 1-1 Sao Tome
  • Congo advance 6-1 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Chad 1-2 Tanzania
  • 15/11/11: Tanzania 0-1 Chad
  • 2-2 on aggregate Tanzania advance on away goals rule
  • 11/11/11: Eritrea 1-1 Rwanda
  • 15/11/11: Rwanda 3-1 Eritrea
  • Rwanda advance 4-2 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Swaziland 1-3 DR Congo
  • 15/11/11: DR Congo 5-1 Swaziland
  • DR Congo advance 8-2 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Djibouti 0-4 Namibia
  • 15/11/11: Namibia 4-0 Djibouti
  • Namibia advance 8-0 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Seychelles 0-3 Kenya
  • 15/11/11: Kenya 4-0 Seychelles
  • Kenya advance 7-0 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Comoros 0-1 Mozambique
  • 15/11/11: Mozambique 4-1 Comoros
  • Mozambique advance 5-1 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Equatorial Guinea 2-0 Madagascar
  • 15/11/11: Madagascar 2-1 Equatorial Guinea
  • Equatorial Guinea advance 3-2 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Guinea-Bissau 1-1 Togo
  • 15/11/11: Togo 1-0 Guinea-Bissau
  • Togo advance 2-1 on aggregate
  • 12/11/11: Somalia 0-0 Ethiopia (played in Djibouti)
  • 16/11/11: Ethiopia 5-0 Somalia
  • Ethiopia advance 5-0 on aggregate
  • 11/11/11: Mauritius v Liberia
  • Liberia advance after Mauritius withdraw