2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Second Round

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The second round of CAF matches for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification was played from 11 to 17 November 2015.[1]

Format[edit]

A total of 40 teams (teams ranked 1–27 in the CAF entrant list and 13 first round winners) played home-and-away over two legs. The 20 winners advanced to the third round.

Seeding[edit]

The draw for the second round was held as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw on 25 July 2015, starting 18:00 MSK (UTC+3), at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, Russia.[2][3][4]

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of July 2015 (shown in parentheses).[5] The 27 direct qualifiers are seeded into three pots:

  • Pot 1 contained the teams ranked 1–13.
  • Pot 2 contained the teams ranked 14–20.
  • Pot 3 contained the teams ranked 21–27.

Each tie contained a team from Pot 1 and a first round winner (first 13 ties) which were automatically allocated into each tie (winner of first round tie 1 into second round tie 1, etc.), or a team from Pot 2 and a team from Pot 3 (last seven ties), with the team from Pot 1 or Pot 2 hosting the second leg. As the draw was held before the first round was played, the identities of the first round winners were not known at the time of the draw.

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the third round.

Pot 1 First round winners
  1.  Algeria (19)
  2.  Ivory Coast (21)
  3.  Ghana (25)
  4.  Tunisia (32)
  5.  Senegal (39)
  6.  Cameroon (42)
  7.  Congo (47)
  8.  Cape Verde (52)
  9.  Egypt (55)
  10.  Nigeria (57)
  11.  Guinea (58)
  12.  DR Congo (60)
  13.  Mali (61)
  1.  Niger (96)
  2.  Ethiopia (101)
  3.  Namibia (114)
  4.  Kenya (116)
  5.  Botswana (120)
  6.  Madagascar (122)
  7.  Mauritania (128)
  8.  Burundi (131)
  9.  Swaziland (138)
  10.  Tanzania (139)
  11.  Liberia (161)
  12.  Chad (173)
  13.  Comoros (187)
Pot 2 Pot 3
  1.  Equatorial Guinea (63)
  2.  Gabon (65)
  3.  South Africa (70)
  4.  Zambia (71)
  5.  Burkina Faso (72)
  6.  Uganda (73)
  7.  Rwanda (78)
  1.  Togo (83)
  2.  Morocco (84)
  3.  Sudan (90)
  4.  Angola (92)
  5.  Mozambique (95)
  6.  Benin (96)
  7.  Libya (96)

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Niger  0–3  Cameroon 0–3 0–0
Mauritania  2–4  Tunisia 1–2 1–2
Namibia  0–3  Guinea 0–1 0–2
Ethiopia  4–6  Congo 3–4 1–2
Chad  1–4  Egypt 1–0 0–4
Comoros  0–2  Ghana 0–0 0–2
Swaziland  0–2  Nigeria 0–0 0–2
Botswana  2–3  Mali 2–1 0–2
Burundi  2–6  DR Congo 2–3 0–3[note 1]
Liberia  0–4  Ivory Coast 0–1 0–3
Madagascar  2–5  Senegal 2–2 0–3
Kenya  1–2  Cape Verde 1–0 0–2
Tanzania  2–9  Algeria 2–2 0–7
Sudan  0–3  Zambia 0–1 0–2
Libya  4–1  Rwanda 1–0 3–1
Morocco  2–1  Equatorial Guinea 2–0 0–1
Mozambique  1–1 (3–4 p)  Gabon 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Benin  2–3  Burkina Faso 2–1 0–2
Togo  0–4  Uganda 0–1 0–3
Angola  1–4  South Africa 1–3 0–1
Niger 0–3 Cameroon
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Cameroon 0–0 Niger
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Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Cameroon won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Mauritania 1–2 Tunisia
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Tunisia 2–1 Mauritania
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Tunisia won 4–2 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Namibia 0–1 Guinea
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Guinea 2–0 Namibia
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Guinea won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Ethiopia 3–4 Congo
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Congo 2–1 Ethiopia
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Congo won 6–4 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Chad 1–0 Egypt
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Egypt 4–0 Chad
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Egypt won 4–1 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Comoros 0–0 Ghana
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Ghana 2–0 Comoros
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Attendance: 16,480

Ghana won 2–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Swaziland 0–0 Nigeria
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Nigeria 2–0 Swaziland
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Nigeria won 2–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Botswana 2–1 Mali
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Mali 2–0 Botswana
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Attendance: 15,000

Mali won 3–2 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Burundi 2–3 DR Congo
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DR Congo 3–0
Awarded[note 1]
 Burundi
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DR Congo won 6–2 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Liberia 0–1 Ivory Coast
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Ivory Coast 3–0 Liberia
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Ivory Coast won 4–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Madagascar 2–2 Senegal
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Senegal 3–0 Madagascar
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Senegal won 5–2 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Kenya 1–0 Cape Verde
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Cape Verde 2–0 Kenya
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Cape Verde won 2–1 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Tanzania 2–2 Algeria
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Algeria 7–0 Tanzania
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Attendance: 35,000

Algeria won 9–2 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Sudan 0–1 Zambia
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Attendance: 12,000
Zambia 2–0 Sudan
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Attendance: 40,000

Zambia won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Libya 1–0 Rwanda
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Rwanda 1–3 Libya
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Libya won 4–1 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Morocco 2–0 Equatorial Guinea
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Attendance: 32,000
Equatorial Guinea 1–0 Morocco
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Attendance: 20,000

Morocco won 2–1 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Mozambique 1–0 Gabon
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1–1 on aggregate. Gabon won the penalty shoot-out 4–3 and advanced to the third round.


Benin 2–1 Burkina Faso
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Burkina Faso 2–0 Benin
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Burkina Faso won 3–2 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Togo 0–1 Uganda
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Attendance: 25,000
Uganda 3–0 Togo
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Uganda won 4–0 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.


Angola 1–3 South Africa
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South Africa 1–0 Angola
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Attendance: 17,152
Referee: Davies Omweno (Kenya)

South Africa won 4–1 on aggregate and advanced to the third round.

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 97 goals scored in 40 matches, for an average of 2.43 goals per match.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b FIFA awarded Congo DR a 3–0 win as a result of Burundi fielding the ineligible player Gaël Bigirimana.[6] The match originally ended 2–2.
  2. ^ Guinea played their home leg in Morocco due to the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
  3. ^ Libya played their home leg in Tunisia due to the Libyan Civil War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CAF Calendar - CAF Calendar of Events and Meetings 2015". cafonline.com. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: Procedure for the preliminary draw". CAF. 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Draw Procedures – African Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  4. ^ "Results of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw". CAF. 25 July 2015.
  5. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – July 2015 (CAF)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. ^ "DISCIPLINARY OVERVIEW – 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ QUALIFIERS" (PDF). FIFA. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

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