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2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Third Round

This page provides the summaries of the CAF Third Round matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. The ten group winners from the second round were drawn into five home-and-away ties.

Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria won their respective ties and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[1] Exactly the same five African teams won qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.



The teams were seeded based on the 12 September 2013 edition of the FIFA World Rankings (shown below, with their second-round groups in small brackets).[2][3]

Pot 1 Pot 2

  Ivory Coast (19) (Group C)
  Ghana (24) (Group D)
  Algeria (28) (Group H)
  Nigeria (36) (Group F)
  Tunisia (46) (Group B)

  Egypt (50) (Group G)
  Burkina Faso (51) (Group E)
  Cameroon (61) (Group I)
  Senegal (66) (Group J)
  Ethiopia (93) (Group A)


The draw of the play-offs was held on 16 September 2013 in Giza, Egypt.[4] The matches were played in the periods 11–15 October and 15–19 November 2013.[5]

Tie-break criteria

If teams are tied after the two-match series (on basis of Results, Goals Scored, Away Goals), then a Cup System will take effect.

Knockout format:

After the conclusion of the second match (i.e. 90 minutes of regulatory time), 30 minutes of extra-time will be played (2 x 15 minutes) Goals scored during extra-time period will be decisive.

  • a) Team scoring greater number of goals advances.
  • b) If both teams score same number of goals, then team with more away goals advances.

If no goals are scored in the extra-time, then penalty kick procedures will apply, as described in the Laws of the Game.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ivory Coast   4–2   Senegal 3–1 1–1
Ethiopia   1–4   Nigeria 1–2 0–2
Tunisia   1–4   Cameroon 0–0 1–4
Ghana   7–3   Egypt 6–1 1–2
Burkina Faso   3–3 (a)   Algeria 3–2 0–1

Ivory Coast  3–1  Senegal
Drogba   3' (pen.)
L. Sané   14' (o.g.)
Kalou   49'
Report P. Cissé   90+4'

Senegal  1–1  Ivory Coast
Sow   72' (pen.) Report Kalou   90+4'

Ivory Coast won 4–2 on aggregate and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ethiopia  1–2  Nigeria
Assefa   57' Report Emenike   67'90' (pen.)

Nigeria  2–0  Ethiopia
Moses   20' (pen.)
Obinna   81'

Nigeria won 4–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Tunisia  0–0  Cameroon

Cameroon  4–1  Tunisia
Webó   3'
Moukandjo   29'
Makoun   65'85'
Report Akaïchi   50'

Cameroon won 4–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ghana  6–1  Egypt
Gyan   5'53'
Gomaa   23' (o.g.)
Waris   44'
Muntari   72' (pen.)
Atsu   88'
Report Aboutrika   41' (pen.)

Egypt  2–1  Ghana
Zaki   25'
Gedo   83'
Report Boateng   88'
Attendance: 25,000

Ghana won 7–3 on aggregate and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Burkina Faso  3–2  Algeria
Pitroipa   45+2'
D. Koné   65'
Bancé   86' (pen.)
Report Feghouli   50'
Medjani   68'
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Algeria  1–0  Burkina Faso
Bougherra   49' Report
Attendance: 35,000

3–3 on aggregate. Algeria won on the away goals rule and qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Burkina Faso's protest that Algeria goalscorer Madjid Bougherra was ineligible to play in qualification has been thrown out by FIFA.[10]



  1. ^ Senegal had to play their home match in the third round at a neutral venue, due to a one-year ban from playing at their home stadium imposed by the CAF following riots in their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Ivory Coast.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Africa Round 3". 15 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Dates set for African and European qualifying draws". 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Latest FIFA Rankings reveal the play-off seedings for World Cup African qualifiers". Confederation of African Football. 12 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Play-off draw brings high drama". 16 September 2013.
  5. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures – African Zone" (PDF).
  6. ^ "African Playoff Draw Slides" (pdf). Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Senegal home-ban runs through the one-year home ban imposed on Senegal's Leopold Seoff". Confederation of African Football. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Senegal choose Morocco to host their World Cup play-off". BBC Sport. 25 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Tunisia-Cameroon: A sold-out match with 50,000 spectators". Afric Top Sports. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  10. ^ Reuters: Soccer-Burkina Faso protest against Algeria thrown out by FIFA

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