African qualifiers for 2014 FIFA World Cup set to resume

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - After almost three months break, the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil, is set to resume this week.

Starting on Wednesday and running through Sunday, 20 matches will be played in the fourth round of matches in the second stage of the qualifiers.

The following week, the fifth round of matches will follow, while the last set of games in the second round will be played in September.

The 10 group winners will advance to the third and final stage of the qualifiers, where they will be drawn into home-and-away ties.

The aggregate winner of each tie will qualify to represent Africa at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Unlike during the 2010 FIFA World Cup staged in South Africa, five countries will fly the African flag in the forthcoming World Cup.

The host nation's automatic qualification meant that Africa fielded six teams at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Following are the fixtures and standings for the fourth set of matches (First named teams are hosts):

05/06/13 - Malawi Vs Namibia
05/06/13 - Kenya Vs Nigeria
07/06/13 - Libya Vs Congo DR
07/06/13 - Sudan Vs Ghana
08/06/13 - Botswana Vs Ethiopia
08/06/13 - Central African Republic Vs South Africa
08/06/13 - Zambia Vs Lesotho
08/06/13 - Gabon Vs Congo
08/06/13 - Angola Vs Senegal
08/06/13 - Uganda Vs Liberia
08/06/13 - Sierra Leone Vs Tunisia
08/06/13 - Cape Verde Islands Vs Equatorial Guinea
08/06/13 - Gambia Vs Ivory Coast
08/06/13 - Morocco Vs Tanzania
09/06/13 - Zimbabwe Vs Egypt
09/06/13 - Togo Vs Cameroon
09/06/13 - Niger Vs Burkina Faso
09/06/13 - Benin Vs Algeria
09/06/13 - Guinea Vs Mozambique
09/06/13 - Mali Vs Rwanda


STANDINGS (After third round of matches in the second stage)

Group A                                                  GD         POINTS
Ethiopia                                                    +3          7
South Africa                                             +2          5
Central African Republic                      -2           3
Botswana                                                 -3           1

Group B
Tunisia                                                      +4          9
Sierra Leona                                             0           4
Equatorial Guinea                                   -1          4
Cape Verde                                              -3          0

Group C                      
Ivory Coast                                              +5          7
Tanzania                                                   +1          6
Morocco                                                    -2           2
Gambia                                                       -4          1

Group D
Zambia                                                     +4          7
Ghana                                                       +10        6
Lesotho                                                    -7           2
Sudan                                                       -7           1

Group E
Congo                                                       +5          9
Burkina Faso                                           0           3
Niger                                                          -2          3
Gabon                                                        -3          3

Group F
Nigeria                                                      +1         5
Malawi                                                      +1         5
Namibia                                                     -1         3
Kenya                                                        -1         2

Group G
Egypt                                                         +4         9
Guinea                                                         0         4
Mozambique                                              -2        2
Zimbabwe                                                   -2        1

Group H
Algeria                                                        +5        6
Mali                                                              +1        6
Benin                                                           -1         4
Rwanda                                                       -5         1

Group I
Cameroon                                                   +1        6
Libya                                                            +1        5
DR Congo                                                   +1        4
Togo                                                              -3        1

Group J
Senegal                                                        +2        5
Liberia                                                           0         4
Angola                                                          0         3
Uganda                                                        -2        2
-0-  PANA SEG 2June2013

02 june 2013 08:56:16


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