Libya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.
Algeria are just one of the African favourites making tricky away debuts this weekend in Brazil 2014 qualifying, while Ghana travel to face continental champions Zambia. FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.
African champions Zambia lost 2-0 in Sudan, while the team they beat in the continental final, Côte d'Ivoire, defeated Tanzania on a busy Saturday of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action.
Cameroon and Central African Republic both got off to winning starts in Brazil 2014 qualifying as they beat Congo DR and Botswana respectively, while Kenya were held to a goalless draw against Malawi.
The Brazil 2014 preliminaries reach the group stage in Africa this weekend with a host of continental giants seeking to ease anxieties by making a positive start to their respective campaigns.
FIFA.com caught up with Cameroon coach Denis Lavagne for an exclusive discussion about his plans to improve the Indomitable Lions and his ambition to make them "the Germans of Africa".