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 qualifying for the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in full swing, the unlikely African duo of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau climbed 69 places between them in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
Darren Bent scored a brace to take his season total to four as Sunderland eased to a 4-1 victory over Hull City to join the top six in the table.
Stephen Ireland's brace reversed an early opener from Hull City's Daniel Cousin, but Geovanni struck to deny Manchester City an away victory.
There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.