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2018 World Cup qualifiers: Group C head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Franck Kessie of Ivory Coast challenged by Chancel Mbemba of DR Congo during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Ivory Coast and DR Congo at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 20 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 11:30


We look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group C: Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon, Algeria.

Group C fixtures

Saturday 11 November

Gabon v Mali – Stade de Franceville, Franceville – 16h30

Ivory Coast v Morocco – Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan – 19h30

Gabon v Mali

Matches played: 11

Gabon wins: 5

Mali wins: 2

Draws: 4

Gabon goals: 16

Mali goals: 10

Last meeting: Mali 0-0 Gabon, 12 November 2016, Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako

Gabon World Ranking: 92

Mali World Ranking: 72

Gabon World Cup appearances: 0

Mali World Cup appearances: 0

Ivory Coast v Morocco

Matches played: 18

Ivory Coast wins: 6

Morocco wins: 5

Draws: 7

Ivory Coast goals: 24

Morocco goals: 24

Last meeting: Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast, 24 January 2017, Stade d’Oyem, Oyem

Ivory Coast World Ranking: 61

Morocco World Ranking: 48

Ivory Coast World Cup appearances: 3 (2006, 2010, 2014)

Morocco World Cup appearances: 4 (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998)



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2018 World Cup qualifiers: Group A head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Wahbi Khazri of Tunisia evades tackle from Charles Kabore of Burkina Faso

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Nov 06, 2017. 09:30


We look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group A: Tunisia, DR Congo, Guinea and Libya.

Group A fixtures

Saturday 11 November

Tunisia v Libya – Olympic Stadium, Rades – 19h30 CAT

DR Congo v Guinea – Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa – 19h30 CAT

Tunisia v Libya

Matches played: 17

Tunisia wins: 10

Libya wins: 5

Draws: 2

Tunisia goals: 21

Libya goals: 12

Last meeting: Libya 0-1 Tunisia, 11 November 2016, Stade Omar Hammadi, Algiers

Tunisia World Ranking: 28

Libya World Ranking: 87

Tunisia World Cup appearances: 4 (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)

Libya World Cup appearances: 0

DR Congo v Guinea

Matches played: 8

DRC wins: 4

Guinea wins: 3

Draws: 1

DRC goals: 14

Guinea goals: 13

Last meeting: Guinea 1-2 DR Congo, 13 November 2016, Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry

DRC World Ranking: 35

Guinea World Ranking: 66

DRC World Cup appearances: 1 (1974, as Zaire)

Guinea World Cup appearances: 0



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2018 WCQ – AfricanFootball looks at the Group B head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


John Obi MIKEL of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium
©Kabiru Abubakar//Backpagepix

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Graeme Jackson

Friday Oct 06, 2017. 16:00


AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group B: Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria.

Group B fixtures

Saturday 7 October

Nigeria v Zambia – Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo – 18h00 CAT

Cameroon v Algeria – Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde – 18h00 CAT

Nigeria v Zambia

Matches played: 18

Nigeria wins: 7

Zambia wins: 5

Draws: 6

Nigeria goals: 18

Zambia goals: 21

Last meeting: Zambia 1-2 Nigeria, 9 October 2016, Levy Mwanawasa Stadium

Nigeria World Ranking: 44

Zambia World Ranking: 78

Nigeria World Cup appearances: 5 (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)

Zambia World Cup appearances: 0

Cameroon v Algeria

Matches played: 8

Cameroon wins: 1

Algeria wins: 3

Draws: 4

Cameroon goals: 10

Algeria goals: 9

Last meeting: Algeria 1-1 Cameroon, 9 October 2016, Stade Mustapha Tchaker

Cameroon World Ranking: 62

Algeria World Ranking: 45

Cameroon World Cup appearances: 7 (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)

Algeria World Cup appearances: 4 (1982, 1986, 2010, 2014)



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2018 WCQ – AfricanFootball looks at the Group A head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Sliti Naim of Tunisia (number 23) celebrates goal during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Algeria and Tunisia at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 19 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Oct 05, 2017. 13:00


AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group A: Tunisia, DR Congo, Guinea and Libya.

Group A fixtures

Saturday 7 October

Guinea v Tunisia – Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry – 19h00 CAT

Libya v DR Congo – Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir – 19h00 CAT

Guinea v Tunisia

Matches played: 20

Guinea wins: 7

Tunisia wins: 8

Draws: 5

Guinea goals: 20

Tunisia goals: 29

Last meeting: Tunisia 2-0 Guinea, 9 October 2016, Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet

Guinea World Ranking: 65

Tunisia World Ranking: 31

Guinea World Cup appearances: 0

Tunisia World Cup appearances: 4 (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)

Libya v DRC

Matches played: 8

Libya wins: 2

DRC wins: 2

Draws: 4

Libya goals: 8

DRC goals: 11

Last meeting: DRC 4-0 Libya, 8 October 2016, Stade des Martyrs

Libya World Ranking: 81

DRC World Ranking: 42

Libya World Cup appearances: 0

DRC World Cup appearances: 1 (1974, as Zaire)



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2018 WCQ – AfricanFootball looks at the Group E head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


epa06186462 Egypt’s Abdallah El-Said (R) in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Uganda, in Alexandria, Egypt, 05 September 2017. EPA/MOHAMED HOSSAM

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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017. 17:30


AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group E: Egypt, Uganda, Ghana and Congo.

Group E fixtures

Saturday 7 October

Uganda v Ghana – Mandela National Stadium, Kampala – 15h00 CAT

Sunday 8 October

Egypt v Congo – Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria – 19h00 CAT

Uganda v Ghana

Matches played: 11

Uganda wins: 3

Ghana wins: 4

Draws: 4

Uganda goals: 8

Ghana goals: 11

Last meeting: Ghana 0-0 Uganda, 7 October 2016, Tamale Stadium

Uganda World Ranking: 71

Ghana World Ranking: 52

Uganda World Cup appearances: 0

Ghana World Cup appearances: 3 (2006, 2010, 2014)

Egypt v Congo

Matches played: 7

Egypt wins: 6

Congo wins: 1

Draws: 0

Egypt goals: 15

Congo goals: 4

Last meeting: Congo 1-2 Egypt, 9 October 2016, Stade Municipal de Kintele

Egypt World Ranking: 30

Congo World Ranking: 95

Egypt World Cup appearances: 2 (1934, 1990)

Congo World Cup appearances: 0



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2018 WCQ – AfricanFootball looks at the Group D head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso (r) .challenged by Bruno Ecuele Manga of Gabon during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Gabon and Burkina Faso at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 18 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Oct 03, 2017. 17:00


AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group D: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Senegal and South Africa.

Group D fixtures

Saturday 7 October

South Africa v Burkina Faso – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg – 15h00 CAT

Cape Verde v Senegal – Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde, Praia – 19h30 CAT

South Africa v Burkina Faso

Matches played: 8

SA wins: 4

Burkina Faso wins: 1

Draws: 3

SA goals: 11

Burkina Faso goals: 5

Last meeting: Burkina Faso 1-1 South Africa, 8 October 2016, Stade du 4 Aout

SA World Ranking: 80

Burkina Faso World Ranking: 49

SA World Cup appearances: 3 (1998, 2002, 2010)

Burkina Faso World Cup appearances: 0

Cape Verde v Senegal

Matches played: 13

Cape Verde wins: 2

Senegal wins: 9

Draws: 2

Cape Verde goals: 7

Senegal goals: 18

Last meeting: Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde, 8 October 2016, Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor

Cape Verde World Ranking: 67

Senegal World Ranking: 33

Cape Verde World Cup appearances: 0

Senegal World Cup appearances: 1 (2002)



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2018 WCQ – AfricanFootball looks at the Group C head-to-heads – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


Franck Kessie of Ivory Coast challenged by Karim Aroussi El Ahmadi of Morocco during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Oct 02, 2017. 17:00


AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group C: Ivory Coast, Morocco, Gabon and Mali.

Group C fixtures

Friday 6 October

Mali v Ivory Coast – Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako – 21h00 CAT

Saturday 7 October

Morocco v Gabon – Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca – 21h00 CAT

Mali v Ivory Coast

Matches played: 25

Mali wins: 2

Ivory Coast wins: 16

Draws: 7

Mali goals: 17

Ivory Coast goals: 47

Last meeting: Ivory Coast 3-1 Mali, 8 October 2016, Stade Bouake

Mali World Ranking: 76

Ivory Coast World Ranking: 54

Mali World Cup appearances: 0

Ivory Coast World Cup appearances: 3 (2006, 2010, 2014)

Morocco v Gabon

Matches played: 14

Morocco wins: 6

Gabon wins: 5

Draws: 3

Morocco goals: 21

Gabon goals: 12

Last meeting: Gabon 0-0 Morocco, 8 October 2016, Stade de Franceville

Morocco World Ranking: 56

Gabon World Ranking: 79

Morocco World Cup appearances: 4 (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998)

Gabon World Cup appearances: 0



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