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Tunisia moved to the brink of Africa s final playoffs
for the World Cup without even playing yesterday
after group rival Sierra Leone s 1-0 loss in Cape Verde.
In a good weekend for North African teams, Libya
was closer to its first World Cup appearance after Friday s
2-0 home win over a weakened Togo, with two of
Togo s France-based players refusing to play in the
qualifier in Tripoli because of security concerns.
The Tunisians need just a draw from today s game
with Group B s bottom-place Equatorial Guinea to seal
a place in the final playoffs involving the ten group
winners, competing for five African places in Brazil
Libya leads Group I by three points ahead of
Cameroon s visit to Congo today.
Ghana s hopes were boosted yesterday after Zambia
was held to 1-1 at home by Sudan, giving the Ghanaians
the opportunity to leapfrog the Zambians at the top of
Group D with victory over Lesotho.
Burkina Faso won 1-0 in Republic of Congo to open
up Group E and get within a point of the Congolese
at the top with one round of games to come. Gabon
beat Niger 4-1 for an outside chance at stealing that
playoff spot. Uganda beat Angola 2-1 to go above Senegal
in Group J before Senegal plays in Liberia.
Africa s long and complicated qualifying competition
is nearing its end, with one more round of group games
after today before the deciding playoffs.
Along with Tunisia, Egypt will book its place in the
playoffs if it beats Mozambique away today, another
lift for North African football after poor 2012 and 2013
African Cups for the region. Algeria also leads Group
H.But West Africa s powerhouses are still expected to
challenge, with Libya being chased by Cameroon, Algeria
by Mali, and Nigeria and Ivory Coast also closing in
on the playoffs.
Ivory Coast, Africa s top-ranked team, will be through
if it wins in Tanzania in Group C today. Morocco was
playing Gambia later yesterday, needing victory to have
a chance at going through instead of Ivory Coast.
Libya s 2-0 win over Togo came through a Faisal
Saleh penalty in the seventh minute and a Komlan
Amewou own goal in the 18th in Tripoli, taking the
Libyans past an opposition missing Alexis Romao of
Marseille and Jonathan Ayite of Brest, who flew back
to France last week in protest against the situation in
Libya. The game was moved to Tripoli from Benghazi
because of deadly clashes there last weekend.
Zambia s 1-1 draw with Sudan was a big blow to its
hopes and a major boost for Ghana. Jacob Mulenga put
former African champion Zambia ahead in the 70th
minute, only for Mohamed Abdalla to equalise just two
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a
hat trick in penalties, with his third spot-kick in the
98th, in the 4-1 win over Niger. Defender Bruno Ecuele
scored the other goal, in the 97th minute, while Niger
had two players sent off after leading in a hectic game
at Stade de Franceville.
Uganda scored twice in the last ten minutes for a
come-from-behind win over Angola, eliminating Angola
and keeping its World Cup dream alive.
Botswana beat Central African Republic 3-2 in Group
A, but that group will see top two Ethiopia and South
Africa meet today, when an Ethiopian win will send
it through to Africa s last ten for the World Cup just
months after it made its return to the African Cup fol-
lowing a 30-year wait. (AP)
Tunisia on brink of final
playoffs for World Cup Balotelli
coach Cesare Pran-
delli says there s "a
that forward Mario
Balotelli will play
in its Confedera-
tions Cup opener
today despite a
right leg muscle
the training pitch
with Italy s team
physician Friday for
sons related to a
ing Mario we have
a good possibility of
seeing him on the
pitch. But we ll wait
until the last train-
Balotelli will likely
be flanked by
cherini and Alessio
Cerci in Prandelli s
4-3-3 lineup. (AP)
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