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http://www.cafonline.com/football/news/9657-nomination-of-two-caf-vice-presidents.html
FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, qualifying format revealed
Fifty-two (52) out of the 53-National Associations affiliated to CAF will take part in the qualifying series to determine the continent’s five slots for the next World Cup.

The qualifying series will begin with a preliminary round involving the bottom 24-bottom FIFA ranked teams according to the latest edition of FIFA ranking.

The 12 teams to qualifiy from the preliminary round will join the 28 teams, on a bye for the next phase.

The top team from each of the 10 groups will qualify for the final play-off, and will play on home and away basis to determine the five slots.

In all, 154 matches will played between November 2011 and November 2013.










First Round

which month FIFA ranking will they use ??

May ranking

117 29 Tanzania 252 -5 -15
118 30 Sierra Leone 246 3 12
121 31 Congo 232 1 0
122 32 Rwanda 228 1 0
123 33 Kenya 227 1 0
126 34 Congo DR 219 -10 -35
126 35 Zimbabwe 219 3 7
128 36 Ethiopia 218 -1 0
136 37 Guinea-Bissau 168 0 0
138 38 Madagascar 164 0 2
140 39 Namibia 150 1 0
142 40 Equatorial Guinea 146 0 -2

149 41 Chad 127 -1 0
149 42 Burundi 127 -1 0
157 43 Liberia 93 2 5
159 44 Swaziland 89 -1 0
176 45 Lesotho 56 1 0
(Mauritania will not participate)
181 47 Eritrea 42 0 0
187 48 Somalia 23 0 0
188 49 Comoros 19 0 0
189 50 Mauritius 18 0 0
192 51 Djibouti 15 0 0
194 52 Seychelles 11 0 1
Sao Tome e Principe

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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May 20 11 10:23 AM

Mauritania withdrew from 2012 ACN qualifiers for financial reasons
they may face the same problem again


will they make the draw on geographical basis?
teams like Sao Tome may want to play away match in Equatorial Guinea rather than Tanzania, Zimbabwe

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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May 31 11 10:02 AM

It also determined that the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of July 2011 would be used for the continental draws that will take place at the Preliminary Draw for this competition
http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/bodies/media/newsid=1444109.html

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Jun 12 11 3:53 AM

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding: CAF pots (10 June 2011)
http://www.football-rankings.info/2011/06/2014-fifa-world-cup-seeding-caf-pots-10.html

29 Mozambique 327
30 Congo DR 240
31 Togo 238
32 Liberia 233
33 Tanzania 231
34 Kenya 209
35 Congo 206
36 Rwanda 190
37 Ethiopia 169
38 Burundi 164
39 Madagascar 159
40 Guinea-Bissau 142
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41 Equatorial Guinea 131
42 Chad 127
43 Namibia 123
44 Swaziland 93
45 Comoros 80
46 Lesotho 44
47 Eritrea 29
48 Somalia 23
49 Djibouti 12
50 Mauritius 10
51 Seychelles 7
52 Sao Tome e Principe 0

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Jun 12 11 12:40 PM

And for the Group Stage:

Pot 1: Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia

Pot 2: Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Guinea, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Cape Verde Islands

Pot 3: Benin, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Niger, Gambia, Angola

Interesting to see Cape Verde's improvement - they are now a Pot 2 team.

The winners of the first 2 matches in the preliminary round (in the order of the draw) will go into Pot 3, while the other 10 winners will go into Pot 4.

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Jul 28 11 4:23 AM

http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/preliminarydraw/01/48/03/97/prelimdrawpotallocations.pdf

Round 1

POT 5
Mozambique
Congo DR
Togo
Liberia
Tanzania
Congo
Kenya
Rwanda
Ethiopia
Namibia
Burundi
Madagascar

POT 6
Guinea-Bissau
Equatorial Guinea
Chad
Swaziland
Comoros
POT 3 POT 4
Lesotho
Eritrea
Somalia
Djibouti
Mauritius
Seychelles
Sao Tome e Principe

Round 2

POT 1
Côte d‘Ivoire
Egypt
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa
Cameroon
Algeria
Tunisia

POT 2
Gabon
Libya
Morocco
Guinea
Botswana
Malawi
Zambia
Uganda
Mali
Cape Verde Islands

POT 3
Benin
Zimbabwe
Central African Rep
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Niger
Angola
Gambia
Winner 1
Winner 2

POT 4
Winner 3
Winner 4
Winner 5
Winner 6
Winner 7
Winner 8
Winner 9
Winner 10
Winner 11
Winner 12

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Jul 31 11 4:03 AM

Group A: South Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, Somalia or Ethiopia
Group B: Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea or Madagascar
Group C: Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco, Gambia, Chad or Tanzania
Group D: Ghana, Zambia, Sudan, Lesotho or Burundi
Group E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Sao Tome e Principe or Congo
Group F: Nigeria, Malawi, Seychelles or Kenya, Djibouti or Namibia
Group G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros or Mozambique
Group H: Algeria, Mali, Benin, Eritrea or Rwanda
Group I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea-Bissau or Togo, Swaziland or Congo DR
Group J: Senegal, Uganda, Angola, Mauritius or Liberia

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/

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Sep 29 11 11:24 PM

Tanaka wrote:
Group A: South Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, Somalia or Ethiopia
Group B: Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea or Madagascar
Group C: Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco, Gambia, Chad or Tanzania
Group D: Ghana, Zambia, Sudan, Lesotho or Burundi
Group E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Sao Tome e Principe or Congo
Group F: Nigeria, Malawi, Seychelles or Kenya, Djibouti or Namibia
Group G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros or Mozambique
Group H: Algeria, Mali, Benin, Eritrea or Rwanda
Group I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea-Bissau or Togo, Swaziland or Congo DR
Group J: Senegal, Uganda, Angola, Mauritius or Liberia


Fifa .com
put the 1st and the 2nd games of the groups
for ex
group I

1-5 june 2012
Cameroon vs Swaziland or Congo
Guinea-Bissau or Togo vs Libya

8-12june 2012
Libya vs Cameroon
Swaziland or Congo vs Guinea-Bissau or Togo

from here are the dates of the 3rd ,4 ,5 , 6 games

http://www.cafonline.com/userfiles/file/Comp/African%20Qualifiers%20WC2014%20-%20Final_%28ENGLISH%29%5B1%5D.pdf

but can somebody put the matches !!

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Oct 17 11 1:33 PM

budejaja wrote:
Tanaka wrote:
Group A: South Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, Somalia or Ethiopia
Group B: Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea or Madagascar
Group C: Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco, Gambia, Chad or Tanzania
Group D: Ghana, Zambia, Sudan, Lesotho or Burundi
Group E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Sao Tome e Principe or Congo
Group F: Nigeria, Malawi, Seychelles or Kenya, Djibouti or Namibia
Group G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros or Mozambique
Group H: Algeria, Mali, Benin, Eritrea or Rwanda
Group I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea-Bissau or Togo, Swaziland or Congo DR
Group J: Senegal, Uganda, Angola, Mauritius or Liberia


Fifa .com
put the 1st and the 2nd games of the groups
for ex
group I

1-5 june 2012
Cameroon vs Swaziland or Congo
Guinea-Bissau or Togo vs Libya

8-12june 2012
Libya vs Cameroon
Swaziland or Congo vs Guinea-Bissau or Togo

from here are the dates of the 3rd ,4 ,5 , 6 games

http://www.cafonline.com/userfiles/file/Comp/African%20Qualifiers%20WC2014%20-%20Final_%28ENGLISH%29%5B1%5D.pdf

but can somebody put the matches !!


Igot the matches by my self it is the same way in (AFC)3round

for ex group I

1-5 june 2012
Cameroon vs Swaziland or DR Congo
Guinea-Bissau or Togo vs Libya

8-12june 2012
Libya vs Cameroon
Swaziland or DR Congo vs Guinea-Bissau or Togo

22-26 march 2013
Swaziland or DR Congo vs Libya
Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau or Togo

7-11 june 2013
Libya vs Swaziland or DR Congo
Guinea-Bissau or Togo vs Cameroon

14-18 june 2013
Libya vs Guinea-Bissau or Togo
Swaziland or DR Congo vs Cameroon

6-10 sebtember 2013
Cameroon vs Libya
Guinea-Bissau or Togo vs Swaziland or DR Congo

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Jun 19 13 11:17 AM

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10891510

Ethiopia 'forgot' that a player was ineligible in their earlier win over Botswana, and now they could lose the 3 points for that match, meaning they would not now be qualified for the next stage (they would be 2 points ahead of South Africa going into the final round of matches). Imagine Ethiopia lost out on a place in the next round because of an administration error...

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Jun 19 13 5:42 PM

Well they could just do what the Brazilians did for Garrincha in 1962....

To be consistent with earlier cases they will have to be punished. Cf Singapore in 2007 and other similar cases over recent years.
But personally I think that if FIFA was unable to catch this before it happened then it is their problem and not Ethiopia's. It's unfair to punish a whole squad of players and a whole country of fans for the incompetence of one admin official. The FIFA match commissioner or some similar functionary should have the responsibility of checking the teamsheets for these issues before the match. As long as there is no blatant deliberate cheating (e.g. forging identities or age certificates), if the ineligible player gets as far as stepping onto the pitch then it should be considered an administrative failure of the body controlling the competition. Enforcing such rules retrospectively should be reserved for post-match revelations (e.g. positive drugs test).

That said, I can understand the alternative argument that the FAs should know better and it's their own fault for being disorganized. After all, they sometimes take "advantage" of the bookings/suspension rules, e.g. if a star player has one yellow card already, and the next game is a gimme vs San Marino (say), that player may take a tactical yellow card for some innocuous offence in order to clear his record for the more important games.
It can backfire though; a few years ago Arshavin was needlessly sent off vs Andorra in the last qualifier, and was thus suspended for the first two games of the final tournament.

A simple way to avoid these problems would be for FIFA (or CAF for their competitions) after each match to send a memo to each country's FA stating which players (if any) are ineligible for the next round... maybe this happens already and is ignored by the incompetent FAs? This can then be sent also to the referee and commissioner for the next match of each country.

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Jun 19 13 8:00 PM

In this World Cup qualification campaign in Africa, 2 matches have already been awarded due to player ineligibility (Burkina Faso 0-0 Congo, awarded 0-3, Niger 0-0 Gabon, awarded 3-0), so I can't see how FIFA could justify not doing the same in this case (also for Togo 2-0 Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea 4-3 Cape Verde).

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Jun 20 13 12:00 PM

Despite receiving prior warning from FIFA that Minyahile was not eligible for the Botswana game, officials "forgot" that and played him, the federation said. Those officials, which included the federation vice president and Sewnet, would be punished, it said.

This, if correct, suggests it is entirely the fault of the Ethiopians, but even so I don't see how the player can actually get as far as taking the field. Surely the referee or some official just checks these things when the team sheet is provided before the game.

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Jun 20 13 5:10 PM

TheRoonBa wrote:
In this World Cup qualification campaign in Africa, 2 matches have already been awarded due to player ineligibility (Burkina Faso 0-0 Congo, awarded 0-3, Niger 0-0 Gabon, awarded 3-0), so I can't see how FIFA could justify not doing the same in this case (also for Togo 2-0 Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea 4-3 Cape Verde).

Don't ask me why, but I am not surprised at all. FIFA and consistency does not match.

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Jul 1 13 9:22 PM

Ethiopia had the 3 points deducted. Match awarded 3-0 to Botswana. So, Ethiopia now on 10 (goal difference +1), South Africa 8 (+4), Botswana 7 (+1) going into last round of fixtures. Any of these 3 teams can now qualify for the next stage. I don't think Ethiopia will win in Central African Republic, and South Africa should win at home to Botswana...

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