On the eve of their decisive qualifier with Nigeria, FIFA.com spoke to Malawi’s Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet about their chances of reaching Brazil 2014, playing standards in Africa and his career to date.
Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Essien are just some of the big-names returning to action as 40 African nations vying for a spot in Brazil is reduced to ten for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying.
Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt and a handful of other teams secured qualification for the final round of African qualifiers for Brazil 2014, but many groups are open with one matchday left to play.
The last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.
Burkina Faso and Ghana are just two of the sides hoping to make headway on the third matchday of action in the group stage of CAF qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.
Algeria are just one of the African favourites making tricky away debuts this weekend in Brazil 2014 qualifying, while Ghana travel to face continental champions Zambia. FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.
African champions Zambia lost 2-0 in Sudan, while the team they beat in the continental final, Côte d'Ivoire, defeated Tanzania on a busy Saturday of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action.
The Brazil 2014 preliminaries reach the group stage in Africa this weekend with a host of continental giants seeking to ease anxieties by making a positive start to their respective campaigns.
With Malawi drawn alongside two qualifiers, of which Namibia and Kenya look favourites, heavy-hitters Nigeria will fancy their chances in Group F, but a lacklustre record against minnows means they can't relax.