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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Third Round

This page provides the summaries of the CAF Third Round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. The 20 qualifiers (the 12 group winners and the best 8 runners-up from the second round) were split into five groups of four, in the draw held on 22 October 2008 in Zürich. Teams in each group will play a home-and-away round-robin in 2009, with the 5 groups winners advancing to the World Cup Finals in South Africa (together with hosts South Africa).[note 1]

This round also doubles as the qualification stage for the 2010 African Cup of Nations, with the top three teams in each group qualifying for the finals (together with hosts Angola).[note 2]

Contents

SeedingEdit

Teams were seeded based on their FIFA World Rankings in October 2008 (number in parentheses).[2] One team from each of the following pots was drawn into each group.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Cameroon (12)
  Egypt (22)
  Ghana (25)
  Nigeria (27)
  Ivory Coast (29)

  Guinea (41)
  Morocco (43)
  Tunisia (47)
  Mali (53)
  Algeria (56)

  Burkina Faso (63)
  Gabon (67)
  Zambia (70)
  Kenya (79)
  Benin (81)

  Rwanda (87)
  Togo (91)
  Mozambique (100)
  Sudan (106)
  Malawi (109)

Group AEdit

RankingEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Cameroon 6 4 1 1 9 2 +7 13 2–1 3–0 0–0
  Gabon 6 3 0 3 9 7 +2 9 0–2 3–0 3–1
  Togo 6 2 2 2 3 7 −4 8 1–0 1–0 1–1
  Morocco 6 0 3 3 3 8 −5 3 0–2 1–2 0–0

ResultsEdit

Togo  1–0  Cameroon
Adebayor   11' Report
Morocco  1–2  Gabon
El Hamdaoui   83' Report P. Aubameyang   34'
Méyé   45'
Attendance: 38,000

Gabon  3 – 0
Awarded[note 4]
  Togo
Ecuele   11'
Méyé   67'
Brou   81'
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Cameroon  0–0  Morocco
Report

Morocco  0–0  Togo
Report
Attendance: 22,000

Gabon  0–2  Cameroon
Report Emaná   65'
Eto'o   67'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Alfred Ndinya (Kenya)
Togo  1–1  Morocco
Salifou   3' Report Taarabt   90+2'
Attendance: 24,651

Cameroon  2–1  Gabon
Makoun   25'
Eto'o   64'
Report Cousin   90'

Cameroon  3–0  Togo
Geremi   29'
Makoun   46'
Emaná   54'
Report
Gabon  3–1  Morocco
Mahdoufi   43' (o.g.)
Mouloungui   65'
Cousin   70'
Report Taarabt   88'

Morocco  0–2  Cameroon
Report Webó   19'
Eto'o   52'
Attendance: 17,000
Togo  1–0  Gabon
Ayité   71' Report

Group BEdit

RankingEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Nigeria 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12 2–2 1–0 3–0
  Tunisia 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 11 0–0 2–0 1–0
  Mozambique 6 2 1 3 3 5 −2 7 0–0 1–0 1–0
  Kenya 6 1 0 5 5 11 −6 3 2–3 1–2 2–1

ResultsEdit

Kenya  1–2  Tunisia
Oliech   70' Report Jemal   6'
Jemâa   79'
Mozambique  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 35,000

Tunisia  2–0  Mozambique
Ben Yahia   21' (pen.)
Darragi   90+1'
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kokou Djaoupe (Togo)
Nigeria  3–0  Kenya
I. Uche   2'
Obinna   72' (pen.)77'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Kenya  2–1  Mozambique
J. Owino   8'
Mariga   72' (pen.)
Report Domingues   49'
Tunisia  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 45,000

Mozambique  1–0  Kenya
Tico-Tico   66' Report
Attendance: 35,000
Nigeria  2–2  Tunisia
Odemwingie   23'
Eneramo   80'
Report Taïder   24'
Darragi   89'
Attendance: 52,000

Nigeria  1–0  Mozambique
Obinna   90+3' Report
Attendance: 13,000
Tunisia  1–0  Kenya
Jemâa   1' Report
Attendance: 50,000

Kenya  2–3  Nigeria
Oliech   15'
Wanga   77'
Report Martins   60'81'
Yakubu   64'
Mozambique  1–0  Tunisia
Dário   83' Report

Group CEdit

RankingEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Algeria 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13[a] 3–1 1–0 3–1
  Egypt 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13[a] 2–0 1–1 3–0
  Zambia 6 1 2 3 2 5 −3 5 0–2 0–1 1–0
  Rwanda 6 0 2 4 1 8 −7 2 0–0 0–1 0–0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Algeria and Egypt finished with identical overall and head-to-head records. Algeria won the tiebreaking play-off 1–0 to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

ResultsEdit

Rwanda  0–0  Algeria
Report
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Egypt  1–1  Zambia
Zaki   27' Report Kasonde   56'

Zambia  1–0  Rwanda
Kalaba   78' Report
Algeria  3–1  Egypt
Matmour   60'
Ghezzal   64'
Djebbour   77'
Report Aboutrika   86'

Zambia  0–2  Algeria
Report Bougherra   21'
Saïfi   66'
Egypt  3–0  Rwanda
Aboutrika   64'90'
Hosny   74' (pen.)
Report

Rwanda  0–1  Egypt
Report Hassan   67'
Attendance: 20,000
Algeria  1–0  Zambia
Saïfi   59' Report

Zambia  0–1  Egypt
Report Hosny   69'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Kokou Djaoupe (Togo)
Algeria  3–1  Rwanda
Ghezzal   22'
Belhadj   45+2'
Ziani   90+5' (pen.)
Report Mutesa   19'
Attendance: 22,000

Rwanda  0–0  Zambia
Report
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Jamel Ambaya (Libya)
Egypt  2–0  Algeria
Zaki   3'
Moteab   90+5'
Report

Tiebreaking play-offEdit

Egypt  0–1  Algeria
Report Yahia   40'

Alleged crowd violence at the playoff and the preceding match led to diplomatic tension between Egypt and Algeria.

Group DEdit

RankingEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Ghana 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 1–0 2–2 2–0
  Benin 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10 1–0 1–1 1–0
  Mali 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9 0–2 3–1 1–0
  Sudan 6 0 1 5 2 9 −7 1 0–2 1–2 1–1

ResultsEdit

Sudan  1–1  Mali
Mudathir   23' Report Kanouté   19'
Attendance: 35,000
Ghana  1–0  Benin
Tagoe   1' Report

Benin  1–0  Sudan
Omotoyossi   22' Report
Attendance: 26,000
Mali  0–2  Ghana
Report Asamoah   67'
Amoah   79'
Attendance: 40,000

Sudan  0–2  Ghana
Report Amoah   6'52'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Jamel Ambaya (Libya)
Mali  3–1  Benin
Maïga   29'
Diallo   76'
Kanouté   84'
Report S. Tchomogo   15'
Attendance: 40,000

Benin  1–1  Mali
Aoudou   87' Report Samassa   72'
Ghana  2–0  Sudan
Muntari   14'
Essien   53'
Report
Attendance: 38,000

Benin  1–0  Ghana
Aoudou   89' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Mali  1–0  Sudan
Kanouté   89' Report
Attendance: 15,000

Sudan  1–2  Benin
Hassan Ishag "Korongo"  45+1' (pen.) Report Omotoyossi   34' (pen.)
Koukou   62'
Ghana  2–2  Mali
Amoah   65'
Annan   83'
Report Fané   23'
Ndiaye   68'
Attendance: 39,000

Group EEdit

RankingEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts        
  Ivory Coast 6 5 1 0 19 4 +15 16 5–0 5–0 3–0
  Burkina Faso 6 4 0 2 10 11 −1 12 2–3 1–0 4–2
  Malawi 6 1 1 4 4 11 −7 4 1–1 0–1 2–1
  Guinea 6 1 0 5 7 14 −7 3 1–2 1–2 2–1

ResultsEdit

Burkina Faso  4–2  Guinea
Kéré   23'
Traoré   30'
Dagano   55' (pen.)71'
Report Feindouno   65' (pen.)
Zayatte   86'
Ivory Coast  5–0  Malawi
Romaric   1'
Drogba   6' (pen.)27'
Kalou   59'
B. Koné   70'
Report

Malawi  0–1  Burkina Faso
Report Dagano   68'
Attendance: 25,000
Guinea  1–2  Ivory Coast
S. Bangoura   65' Report B. Koné   44'
Romaric   72'
Attendance: 14,000

Burkina Faso  2–3  Ivory Coast
Pitroipa   27'
Bancé   78'
Report Y. Touré   14'
Tall   54' (o.g.)
Drogba   70'
Guinea  2–1  Malawi
Feindouno   25'43' Report Msowoya   88'

Malawi  2–1  Guinea
Msowoya   46'59' Report Kalabane   38'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Ivory Coast  5–0  Burkina Faso
Panandétiguiri   12' (o.g.)
Drogba   48'65'
Y. Touré   55'
Keïta   68'
Report

Malawi  1–1  Ivory Coast
Ngwira   64' Report Drogba   67'
Attendance: 25,000
Guinea  1–2  Burkina Faso
Bah   82' Report Dagano   37' (pen.)
Bamogo   59'

Burkina Faso  1–0  Malawi
Dagano   47' Report
Ivory Coast  3–0  Guinea
Gervinho   16'31'
Tiéné   67'
Report

GoalscorersEdit

As of 15 November, there have been 134 goals scored over 60 games at an average of 2.23 goals per game.

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own Goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ South Africa also entered World Cup qualifying in order to qualify for the 2010 African Cup of Nations. Had they made it to this round, their matches would not have been counted in determining who would advance to the World Cup finals in their group.[1]
  2. ^ Had Angola made it to this round, all the other three teams in their group would have advanced to the African Cup of Nations finals.[1]
  3. ^ Togo were barred from hosting qualifiers due to violence during their 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mali.
  4. ^ FIFA awarded Gabon a 3 – 0 win as a result of Togo fielding the ineligible player Abdoul-Gafar Mamah who played for Togo despite being suspended. The match originally ended 3 – 0 to Gabon.[4]
  5. ^ a b The Gabon v Cameroon match was originally scheduled for 2009-06-20, but postponed at the request of Gabon for mourning the death of President Omar Bongo. The reverse match was also rescheduled.[5]
  6. ^ Moved from original date of the weekend of 2009-06-20 due to Egypt's participation in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[6]
  7. ^ Due to security concerns arising from the 2009 Guinea protest, the match was moved to Accra, Ghana.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Qualification procedure for the 2nd round and 3rd round for world Cup/ CAN 2010. Confederation of African Football.
  2. ^ African seeds established, FIFA. Retrieved 13 October 2008
  3. ^ 3rd stage format and draw, FIFA. Retrieved 22 October 2008
  4. ^ Morocco lose CAS appeal over Togo player, ESPNSoccernet, 12 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Gabon-Cameroon encounter postponed". FIFA. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  6. ^ Egypt's Rwanda World Cup qualifier postponed Archived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Daily News Egypt.
  7. ^ Guinea 2010 qualifier moved BBC; 3 October 2009