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
Algeria  Bye
Cameroon  Bye
Ghana  Bye

Egypt won 2–1 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Kenya won 5–4 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Malawi won 5–0 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Zambia won 3–1 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Sudan advanced to the Second Round on away goals after a draw 1–1 on agg..


Morocco won 5–0 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Tunisia won 6–0 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Côte d'Ivoire won 6–3 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Nigeria won 4–0 on agg. and advanced to the Second Round.


Angola advanced to the Second Round on penalties after a draw won 1–1 on agg..


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 won 5–2 on agg. and advanced to the Third Round.


Morocco won 2–0 on agg. and advanced to the Third Round.


Algeria won 3–2 on agg. and advanced to the Third Round.


Nigeria won 6–1 on agg. and advanced to the Third Round.


Egypt advanced to the Third Round on penalties after a draw 1–1 on agg..


Tunisia won 2–1 on agg. and advanced to the Third Round.


Libya won 4–0 on agg. and advanced to the Third Round.


Ghana won 2–0 on agg. and 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 won 3–0 on agg. and advanced to the Final Round.


Libya won 2–0 on agg. and advanced to the Final Round.


Tunisia won 2–1 on agg. and advanced to the Final Round.


Morocco won 2–0 on agg. and 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
Tunisia  1 – 4  Algeria
Rakbaoui Goal 16' Madjer Goal 24'
Menad Goal 43'87'
Kaci-Saïd Goal 67'
Attendance: 40,000
Algeria  3 – 0  Tunisia
Madjer Goal 8'
Menad Goal 34'
Yahi Goal 78'
Attendance: 90,000

Algeria won 7–1 on agg. and qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.


Morocco  3 – 0  Libya
Merry Goal 44' (pen.)
Timoumi Goal 85'
Bouderbala Goal 90'
Attendance: 140,000
Libya  1 – 0  Morocco
Al-Farjani Goal 43'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Morocco won 3–1 on agg. and qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

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