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first round

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification - CAF First Round

In the First Round, 42 teams were paired 2-by-2 and played knock-out matches home-and-away. The 21 winners would advance to the Second Round where they would meet the other 9 teams that qualify directly to the Second Round. The teams are the 5 teams that qualified for the 2002 World Cup Finals (Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia) and the 4 highest ranking teams in the June 25, 2003 FIFA world rankings (Congo DR, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, and Morocco).

Results

  • Mali won 4-1 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Benin won 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Zambia won 5-1 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Botswana won 4-1 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Togo won 2-1 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Libya won 9-0 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Kenya won 3-0 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Algeria won 7-0 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Uganda won 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

  • Sudan won 3-0 on aggregate and advance to the Second Round.

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