Who will progress from the African World Cup qualifiers? (2:18)
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248dEd Dove

Advantage North Africa in World Cup qualifying

Four teams from Africa's North are firmly in the ascent after Friday's first-leg World Cup qualifiers, with tension and tactical intrigue aplenty.

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Nigeria happy with draw in World Cup playoff

Advantage Nigeria. Or so it appears after Ghana and the Super Eagles drew 0-0 in the first leg of their 2022 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.

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Salah gets better of Mane in World Cup playoff

Mohamed Salah got the better of his club mate Sadio Mane as Egypt edged Senegal 1-0 in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Friday.

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Nigeria must shut out the noise in World Cup quest

Nigeria defender Leon Balogun is hoping to shut out the noise and focus on winning the World Cup playoff against Ghana. The teams last met in 2011.

WCQ Ladder

Group AGPWDLGDP
Algeria6420+2114
Burkina Faso6330+812
Niger6213-47
Djibouti6006-250
Group BGPWDLGDP
Tunisia6411+913
Equatorial Guinea6321+111
Zambia6213-17
Mauritania6024-92
Group CGPWDLGDP
Nigeria6411+613
Cape Verde Islands6321+211
Liberia6204-36
Central African Republic6114-54
Group DGPWDLGDP
Cameroon6501+915
Ivory Coast6411+713
Mozambique6114-64
Malawi6105-103
Group EGPWDLGDP
Mali6510+1116
Uganda6231+19
Kenya6132-56
Rwanda6015-71
Group FGPWDLGDP
Egypt6420+614
Gabon6213-17
Libya6213-37
Angola6123-25
Group GGPWDLGDP
Ghana6411+413
South Africa6411+413
Ethiopia6123-35
Zimbabwe6024-52
Group HGPWDLGDP
Senegal6510+1116
Togo6222-18
Namibia6123-55
Congo6033-53
Group IGPWDLGDP
Morocco6600+1918
Guinea-Bissau6132-66
Guinea6042-64
Sudan6033-73
Group JGPWDLGDP
Congo DR6321+611
Benin6312+110
Tanzania6222-28
Madagascar6114-54