1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the African zone (CAF). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 29 CAF teams entered the competition. The African Zone was allocated 2 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

There would be four rounds of play:

  • First Round: 3 teams, Algeria, Cameroon and Ghana, received byes and advanced to the Second Round directly. The remaining 26 teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the Second Round.
  • Second Round and Third Round: In each of these rounds, the teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the next round, until there would be 4 teams left.
  • Final Round: The 4 teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would qualify.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egypt  2–1  Zimbabwe 1–0 1–1
Kenya  5–4  Ethiopia 2–1 3–3
Mauritius  0–5  Malawi 0–1 0–4
Zambia  3–1  Uganda 3–0 0–1
Tanzania  1–1 (a)  Sudan 1–1 0–0
Sierra Leone  0–5  Morocco 0–1 0–4
Benin  0–6  Tunisia 0–2 0–4
Ivory Coast  6–3  Gambia 4–0 2–3
Nigeria  4–0  Liberia 3–0 1–0
Angola  1–1 (4–3 p)  Senegal 1–0 0–1
Madagascar  w/o  Lesotho
Libya  w/o  Niger
Guinea  w/o  Togo

Egypt advanced to the Second Round.


Kenya advanced to the Second Round.


Malawi advanced to the Second Round.


Zambia advanced to the Second Round.


Sudan advanced to the Second Round on away goals.


Morocco advanced to the Second Round.


Tunisia advanced to the Second Round.


Côte d'Ivoire advanced to the Second Round.


Nigeria advanced to the Second Round.


Angola advanced to the Second Round on penalties.


Madagascar advanced to the Second Round, Lesotho withdrew.


Libya advanced to the Second Round, Niger withdrew.


Guinea advanced to the Second Round, Togo withdrew.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zambia  5–2  Cameroon 4–1 1–1
Morocco  2–0  Malawi 2–0 0–0
Angola  2–3  Algeria 0–0 2–3
Kenya  1–6  Nigeria 0–3 1–3
Egypt  1–1 (4–2 p)  Madagascar 1–0 0–1
Guinea  1–2  Tunisia 1–0 0–2
Sudan  0–4  Libya 0–0 0–4
Ivory Coast  0–2  Ghana 0–0 0–2

Zambia advanced to the Third Round.


Morocco advanced to the Third Round.


Algeria advanced to the Third Round.


Nigeria advanced to the Third Round.


Egypt advanced to the Third Round on penalties.


Tunisia advanced to the Third Round.


Libya advanced to the Third Round.


Ghana advanced to the Third Round.

Third round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria  3–0  Zambia 2–0 1–0
Ghana  0–2  Libya 0–0 0–2
Nigeria  1–2  Tunisia 1–0 0–2
Egypt  0–2  Morocco 0–0 0–2

Algeria advanced to the Final Round.


Libya advanced to the Final Round.


Tunisia advanced to the Final Round.


Morocco advanced to the Final Round.

Final Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tunisia  1–7  Algeria 1–4 0–3
Morocco  3–1  Libya 3–0 0–1

Algeria qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.


Morocco qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

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