The five sides that qualified for South Africa 2010 will also represent the continent in Brazil as Ghana and Algeria won their ties on Tuesday.
A 4-2 win over Guinea saw Egypt enter the African play-off phase for Brazil 2014 with a perfect record capped by a sublime showing from veteran talisman Mohamed Aboutrika on his 100th appearance, while Algeria defeated Mali.
With Nigeria and Burkina Faso set to lock horns for CAF Africa Cup of Nations glory, we look back at the 2008 final between Egypt and Cameroon, when Mohamed Aboutrika's goal helped the Pharaohs retain their title.
Zamalek and Al Ahly are on the road this weekend in the first leg of the CAF Champions League Round of 16, the final round before the group stage begins.
Every player likes to make an instant impact, but only a few can take that to it's pinnacle by scoring with their first touch. FIFA.com looks at the likes of Lars Ricken, Amr Zaki and Bryan Robson who did so on the biggest stages.
Before the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com remembers some of the best qualifying matches from the last edition, featuring a thumping for Argentina and an African classic.