2014 World Cup CAF: Nigeria to play Ethiopia in final round

The final fixtures which will decide the five African representatives for Brazil 2014 have been drawn, and there are some interesting encounters ahead the 2014 World Cup final qualifying round draw for Africa took place in Cairo, Egypt on Monday, with the 10 countries remaining in the qualifiers discovering who their opponents would be.

There are only five qualifying spots open for the remaining national teams in Africa, as they play their opponents over two legs to decide the victor and qualifier for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The 10 teams were divided into two pots ahead of the draw. Pot A contained the five seeded teams based on their latest Fifa ranking. This included Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia.

Pot B contained the remaining sides, which included Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

The biggest gasp of the draw proceedings was reserved for the moment when Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal were drawn against each other, setting up a very fierce West African tie.

Other interesting clashes include Nigeria facing Ethiopia, and Ghana taking on Egypt.

The teams will play home and away fixtures on October 11-15 and November 15-19 to determine the five finalists, who will then represent the African continent in Brazil.

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