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51 of 52 Africa Confederation members enrolled for the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers.

Travel to Burundi Burundi withdrew and Travel to Niger Niger didn't sign up.

Confédération Africaine de Football

Five teams from Africa qualified for the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup Finals.

Map of Africa.

Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia had all previously represented Africa at a World Cup Finals.

Cameroon even made it to the quarter-finals, at Italy 1990; losing (2:3) to England, in Naples.

Morocco have the best Preliminary record for an African team, followed by Nigeria and Tunisia.

1st Round

Five groups of ten teams played home and away against one opponent; with unseeded teams playing at home first.

1st leg: 7th-9th April, 2000 - 2nd leg: 12th-23rd April, 2000.

Group 1

Travel to Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands vs Travel to Algeria Algeria (0:0) (0:2) (0:2 agg)

Travel to Mauritania Mauritania vs Travel to Tunisia Tunisia (1:2) (0:3) (1:5 agg)

Travel to Benin Benin vs Travel to Senegal Senegal (1:1) (0:1) (1:2 agg)

Travel to Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau vs Travel to Togo Togo (0:0) (0:3) (0:3 agg)

Travel to The Gambia Gambia vs Travel to Morocco Morocco (0:1) (0:2) (0:3 agg)

Group 2

Travel to Lesotho Lesotho vs Travel to South Africa South Africa (0:2) (0:1) (0:3 agg)

Travel to Swaziland Swaziland vs Travel to Angola Angola (0:1) (1:7) (1:8 agg)

Travel to Botswana Botswana vs Travel to Zambia Zambia (0:1) (0:1) (0:2 agg)

Travel to Madagascar Madagascar vs Travel to Gabon Gabon (2:0) (0:1) (2:1 agg)

Travel to Sudan Sudan vs Travel to Mozambique Mozambique (1:0) (1:2) (2:2 agg)

Group 3

Travel to Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea vs Travel to Congo Congo (1:3) (1:2) (2:5 agg)

Travel to Libya Libya vs Travel to Mali Mali (3:0) (1:3) (4:3 agg)

Travel to Rwanda Rwanda vs Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire (2:2) (0:2) (2:4 agg)

Travel to Eritrea Sâo Tomé e Principe vs Travel to Sierra Leone Sierra Leone (2:0) (0:4) (2:4 agg)

Travel to Central African Republic Central African Republic vs Travel to Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (0:1) (1:3) (1:4 agg)

Group 4

Travel to Seychelles Seychelles vs Travel to Namibia Namibia (1:1) (0:3) (1:4 agg)

Travel to Djibouti Djibouti vs Travel to Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) DR Congo (1:1) (1:9) (2:10 agg)

Travel to Somalia Somalia vs Travel to Cameroon Cameroon (0:3) (0:3) (0:6 agg)

Travel to Mauritius Mauritius vs Travel to Egypt Egypt (0:2) (2:4) (2:6 agg)

Travel to Eritrea Eritrea vs Travel to Nigeria Nigeria (0:0) (0:4) (0:4 agg)

Group 5

Travel to Chad Chad vs Travel to Liberia Liberia (0:1) (0:0) (0:1 agg)

Travel to Uganda Uganda vs Travel to Guinea Guinea (4:4) (0:3) (4:7 agg)

Travel to Ethiopia Ethiopia vs Travel to Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (2:1) (0:3) (2:4 agg)

Travel to Malawi Malawi vs Travel to Kenya Kenya (2:0) (0:0) (2:0 agg)

Travel to Tanzania Tanzania vs Travel to Ghana Ghana (0:1) (2:3) (2:4 agg)

2nd Round

The 25 winners were then sorted into five groups of five teams each; with the winners qualifying for 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup Finals.

Group A

P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon 8 6 1 1 14/4 +10 19
Travel to Angola Angola 8 3 4 1 11/9 +2 13
Travel to Zambia Zambia 8 3 2 3 14/11 +3 11
Travel to Togo Togo 8 2 3 3 11/13 -2 9
Travel to Libya Libya 8 0 2 6 7/20 -13 2

Group B

P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Nigeria Nigeria 8 5 1 2 15/3 +12 16
Travel to Liberia Liberia 8 5 0 3 10/8 +2 15
Travel to Sudan Sudan 8 4 0 4 8/10 -2 12
Travel to Ghana Ghana 8 3 2 3 10/9 +1 11
Travel to Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 8 1 1 6 2/15 -13 4

Group C

P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Senegal Senegal 8 4 3 1 14/2 +12 15
Travel to Morocco Morocco 8 4 3 1 8/3 +5 15
Travel to Egypt Egypt 8 3 4 1 16/7 +9 13
Travel to Algeria Algeria 8 2 2 4 11/14 -3 8
Travel to Namibia Namibia 8 0 2 6 3/26 -23 2

Group D

P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Tunisia Tunisia 8 6 2 0 23/4 +19 20
Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 8 4 3 1 18/8 +10 15
Travel to Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) DR Congo 8 3 1 4 7/16 -9 10
Travel to Madagascar Madagascar 8 2 0 6 5/15 -10 6
Travel to Congo Congo 8 1 2 5 5/15 -10 5

Group E

P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to South Africa South Africa 6 5 1 0 10/3 +7 16
Travel to Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 6 4 0 2 7/5 +2 12
Travel to Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 6 1 2 3 7/8 -1 5
Travel to Malawi Malawi 6 0 1 5 4/12 -8 1

 

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