Côte d'Ivoire beat Senegal 3-1 and Aristide Bance missed a first-half penalty but converted one in the second half to give Burkina Faso a 3-2 victory over Algeria in the first-legs of their FIFA World Cup™ play-offs.
Ligue 2 side Monaco have confirmed they've signed forward Emmanuel Riviere to a four-and-a-half-year deal from Ligue 1 club Toulouse.
AC Ajaccio have announced the signing of defender Ronald Zubar from Wolves but confirmed long-serving Algeria international Carl Medjani has left for Monaco.
The FIFA World Cup might bring together the cream of football talent, but playing in the lower need not be a barrier to participating, as FIFA.com discovers.
South Africa-bound Algeria looked toothless in attack and shaky in defence as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Friday.