confederation, will send 5 teams to the 2002 finals. Football
in Africa is fervently supported by fans from the
Mediterranean coasts of Tunisia to the Cape of Good
Hope in South Africa. The game has been overshadowed by
recent tragic crowd incidents, but could 2002 be the year for
a first African World Cup victory?
THE CAF QUALIFYING
There are 52 members of the
Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) but 51 made themselves available for the draw
- Niger did not enrol. Burundi then withdrew leaving 50 nations competing for 5 World Cup
berths. The 50 teams were drawn into five pools, A to E. There are 10 teams in each
group with a seeded team playing a non-seeded team. The first round has a knock-out system
with the victors advancing to the Second Round.
The 25 winners will then be drawn into
five groups of five. With the league system, the top teams only will qualify for the 2002
World Cup finals.
Follow the links below to the results / fixtures of the CAF