2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Third Round

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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
12 October 2013
17:00 UTC±0
Ivory Coast  3–1  Senegal
Drogba Goal 3' (pen.)
L. Sané Goal 14' (o.g.)
Kalou Goal 49'
Report P. Cissé Goal 90+4'
16 November 2013
19:00 UTC±0
Senegal  1–1  Ivory Coast
Sow Goal 72' (pen.) Report Kalou Goal 90+4'

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

13 October 2013
16:00 UTC+3
Ethiopia  1–2  Nigeria
Assefa Goal 57' Report Emenike Goal 67'90' (pen.)
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
16 November 2013
16:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  2–0  Ethiopia
Moses Goal 20' (pen.)
Obinna Goal 81'
U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

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

13 October 2013
18:00 UTC+1
Tunisia  0–0  Cameroon
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 30,900
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)
17 November 2013
15:00 UTC+1
Cameroon  4–1  Tunisia
Webó Goal 3'
Moukandjo Goal 29'
Makoun Goal 65'85'
Report Akaïchi Goal 50'

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

15 October 2013
16:00 UTC±0
Ghana  6–1  Egypt
Gyan Goal 5'53'
Gomaa Goal 23' (o.g.)
Waris Goal 44'
Muntari Goal 72' (pen.)
Atsu Goal 88'
Report Aboutrika Goal 41' (pen.)
Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Bouchaïb El Ahrach (Morocco)
19 November 2013
18:00 UTC+2
Egypt  2–1  Ghana
Zaki Goal 25'
Gedo Goal 83'
Report Boateng Goal 88'
30 June Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Noumandiez Doué (Côte d'Ivoire)

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

12 October 2013
16:00 UTC±0
Burkina Faso  3–2  Algeria
Pitroipa Goal 45+2'
D. Koné Goal 65'
Bancé Goal 86' (pen.)
Report Feghouli Goal 50'
Medjani Goal 68'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
19 November 2013
19:15 UTC+1
Algeria  1–0  Burkina Faso
Bougherra Goal 49' Report
Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)

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.[9]


2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal


  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 Côte d'Ivoire.[7][8]


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