2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying draw

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The draw for the final round of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations has taken place in Zurich (what, they couldn’t do it in Africa?).

20 teams have been split into 5 groups of 4 teams each, with the outright winners qualifying for the 2010 World Cup and the top 3 teams from each group will go to Angola to contest the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2010.

Egypt have been handed what many would consider to be the best of the five group draws.The African champions will face Algeria, Zambia and Rwanda in Group D as they attempt to reach their third World Cup finals.

Cameroon, the highest ranked African country, were drawn against Morocco, Gabon andTogo.

Ghana will face Benin, who have cruised through the qualifiers to date, as well as Mali and Sudan.

Nigeria will face Tunisia, Kenya, and Mozambique, while 2006 World Cup finalists Ivory Coast will meet Guinea, Burkina Faso andMalawi.

Hosts South Africa qualify for the World Cup automatically, but were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the first group stage of qualifying.

The full draw is as follows:

Group A:

Cameroon
Morocco
Gabon
Togo

Group B

Nigeria
Tunisia
Kenya
Mozambique

Group C

Egypt
Algeria
Zambia
Rwanda

Group D

Ghana
Mali
Benin
Sudan

Group E

Ivory Coast
Guinea
Burkina Faso
Malawi

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  1. mido 22 October, 2008