Long-term absentees make triumphant returns

A tense final day of the African qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ ended with Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia joining Egypt and Nigeria as the continent’s five qualifiers.

Last-gasp Pharaohs end World Cup exile

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Egypt clinched their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to earn their first appearance at the finals for 28 years, having had to watch from the sidelines since Italy 1990.

Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold

FIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.

Appiah: Anything is still possible

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FIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.

Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track

The Super Eagles and Pharaohs stayed perfect in the group stage of the CAF qualifiers for Russia 2018 after big home victories against veterans from the last two World Cups. FIFA.com reviews the action.