Eight places remain in the UEFA Champions League last 16 and 15 sides will be looking to secure their place in the final round of groups matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Colombia may be the seeds, but picking the likely qualifiers from this section seems near-impossible, with Japan, Côte d’Ivoire and Greece all helping to make one of Brazil 2014's most evenly matched groups.
Reigning CAF African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure has once again been nominated for the award, with four Nigerians also among the shortlist.
Despite Côte d'Ivoire's ability to regularly qualify for major international competitions over the last eight years, the Elephants' 'golden generation' - led by stars Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Yaya Toure - haven't won a single title.
Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon became the first three African nations to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with victories over the weekend. FIFA.com rounds up all the action.
Côte d'Ivoire hung on against Senegal to win 4-2 on aggregate and qualify for their third-successive FIFA World Cup, with Salomon Kalou scoring a late equaliser to make it 1-1 on the night despite being distinctly second-best.