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.
Côte d'Ivoire opened their Brazil 2014 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Tanzania, while Morocco earned a 1-1 draw at Gambia, and Tunisia survived a scare to beat Equatorial Guinea 3-1.
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.
"We are not afraid of the big names, specifically Ghana. We know that we are capable of qualifying," Mohamed 'Mazda' Abdallah, Sudan coach.