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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) section of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification sees teams competing for five berths in the final tournament in South Africa. The qualification stage doubles as the qualification stage for the 2010 African Cup of Nations, with fifteen teams qualifying for the finals to be held in Angolamarker.

In total there are 53 nations participating. However, due to the presence of the two tournaments' respective hosts, each competition has 52 teams. South Africa qualifies automatically as host for the World Cup, and Angola qualifies as host for the African Cup of Nations. Both are nevertheless competing in the qualifying phase, to attempt to qualify for the other tournament.

This is the first time since 1934 that the hosts will compete in World Cup qualifiers. Angola's situation mirrors that of Egypt in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers in Africa, which doubled as the qualifiers to the 2006 African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.

First Round

Five knockout ties were originally required, involving the ten lowest ranked African countries (based on FIFA rankings as of July 2007). The actual draw was apparently conducted one day before the format was announced by CAF. The pairings were:

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São Tomé and Príncipe and the Central African Republic both withdrew in early September. As a result, Swaziland and Seychelles (the highest ranked of the ten nations) were no longer required to play in this round, and the teams they were originally matched against, Somalia and Djibouti, were redrawn to play each other instead. The tie between Djibouti and Somalia was played as a one leg tie in Djibouti, as Somalia was not deemed suitable for FIFA matches; the other two ties were played as two leg ties.

Second Round

The 48 qualifiers (45 direct entrants plus 3 winners of the first round) were split into 12 groups of 4 in the draw held in Durbanmarker, South Africa on 25 November 2007. Teams in each group played a home-and-away round-robin in 2008, with the 12 groups winners and 8 best runners-up advancing to the third round. As not all groups were of equal size after the exclusion of Ethiopia and the withdrawal of Eritrea, when ranking the runners-up, their results against their group's 4th placed team would not be counted.

Seeding

One team from each of the following pots were drawn into each group.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D






















































Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Note: Angola were automatically qualified as hosts of the 2010 African Cup of Nations. However, they were subject to the same rules as other nations for continuation to the next stage of the qualifiers. Failure to advance from this group eliminated them from the qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Group 4

Note: South Africa were automatically qualified as hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, they were subject to the same rules as other nations for continuation to the next stage of the qualifiers. Failure to advance from this group eliminated them from the qualifiers for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

On 19 March 2008, FIFA announced the immediate suspension of the Malagasy Football Federation (FMF). The suspension was lifted on 19 May 2008.

Group 8

Ethiopia played four matches in this group, before FIFA announced the immediate suspension of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) on 29 July 2008.On 12 September 2008, FIFA excluded the EFF from the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and the results of their matches were cancelled. While it was not clear if they were also explicitly excluded from the 2010 African Cup of Nations, their failure to complete the remaining fixtures effectively eliminated them from the tournament.

Group 9

Group 10

On 28 March 2008, FIFA announced the immediate suspension of the Chadian Football Federation (FTFA). The suspension was lifted on 7 May 2008.

Chad was disqualified from the 2010 African Nations Cup qualifiers after failing to show up for their away match against Sudan, despite security guarantees. The match was subsequently rescheduled. Only matches between Mali, Sudan and Congo were taken into account for the qualification of the second round of the preliminaries of the African Cup of Nations. However, Chad was still able qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This could have led to complications if Chad had advanced to the next round.

For African Cup of Nations qualification:

Group 11

Eritrea withdrew from the qualifiers on 25 March 2008 and were not replaced.

Group 12

Rankings of runners-up

Along with the 12 group winners, the 8 highest-ranked runners-up also advanced to the third round. Because not all groups contained an equal number of teams, only results against the first- and third-placed teams in each group counted.

Third Round

The 20 remaining sides were split into five groups of four. The draw for the groups took place on 22 October 2008 in Zürichmarker, Switzerlandmarker.

The five group winners will qualify for the FIFA World Cup and the African Cup of Nations in 2010. Together with them, the five runners-up and the five third-placed teams qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

Seeding

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

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
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(81)
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(91)
(100)
(106)
(109)


Legend for Qualifying Countries
Countries that qualified for the 2010 World Cup and 2010 African Cup of Nations
Countries that qualified for the 2010 African Cup of Nations


Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Goalscorers

There were 506 goals scored over 199 games, for an average of 2.54 goals per game.

Scorer Nation Total goals By round
R1 R2 R3
Moumouni Dagano 12 7 5
Samuel Eto'o 9 6 3
Razak Omotoyossi 8 6 2
Frédéric Kanouté 5 3
Didier Drogba 6 0 6
Dennis Oliech 4 2
Chiukepo Msowoya 3 3
Mohamed Aboutrika 5 2 3
Matthew Amoah 1 4
Ismael Bangoura 5
Pascal Feindouno 2 3
Emmanuel Adebayor 4 1
Shabani Nonda 4 4 X
Emad Motaeb 3 1
Amr Zaki 2 2
Roguy Méyé 2 2
Junior Agogo 4
Faneva Imà Andriantsima 4 0 X
Seydou Keita 4
Youssef Safri 4
Victor Nsofor Obinna 1 3
Ikechukwu Uche 3 1
Issam Jemâa 2 2
Rafik Saifi 3 1 2
Antar Yahia 2 1
Karim Ziani 2 1
Flávio 3 X
Yssouf Koné 3
Achille Emana 1 2
Jean Makoun 1 2
Dady 3 X
Lys Mouithys 3 X
Zola Matumona 3 X
Dieumerci Mbokani 3 X
Sekou Cissé 3
Bakari Koné 1 2
Boubacar Sanogo 3
Ahmed Hassan 2 1
Hosni Abd Rabo 1 2
Prince Tagoe 2 1
Esau Kanyenda 3
Wilko Risser 3 X
Jerson Tegete 3 X
Adekamni Olufade 3


Key:

— – Bye

X – Eliminated

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Own goals








References

  1. FIFA.com
  2. Hosts South Africa to play in 2010 World Cup qualifiers
  3. FIFA World Cup qualifiers get underway in Africa
  4. African pair pull out of qualifying race
  5. Second place Clarification, FIFA, retrieved 15 June 2008
  6. Preliminary Draw Information - Africa, FIFA, retrieved 23 November 2007
  7. African seeds established, FIFA, retrieved 13 October 2008
  8. 3rd stage format and draw, FIFA, retrieved 22 October 2008


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