Road to Brazil: 10 African Teams Compete for World Cup Glory

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  • Senegal
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Down & Out
  • The Final 10
  • What You Need to Know
  • Ivory Coast
  • Ghana
  • Algeria
  • Nigeria
  • Cape Verde
  • Egypt

Down and Out

What’s a tournament without an upset or two? While South Africa avoided much expectations — Bafana Bafana has not qualified for a major competition that it has not hosted since 2008 — former African champion Tunisia and No. 2-ranked Mali failed to make the final 10. So, who will head to Brazil next year? The battle for one of five World Cup spots begins on Oct. 11, 2013.

(Photos from left: Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images, Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images, Richard Huggard / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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