Breaking Down Africa's World Cup Qualifying Standings and Predicting Final Day

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Breaking Down Africa's World Cup Qualifying Standings and Predicting Final Day
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Sunday's action in Africa World Cup qualifying saw the continent move to one match from finishing their group stage.

Of the 10 four-team groups, five have been decided, with the winners of each headed to the African playoffs and the other three eliminated from contention.

Amongst these five winners, group favorites Ivory Coast, Egypt and Tunisia should come as no surprise.

On the other hand, Ethiopia's triumph over South Africa and Algeria's victory over back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations semifinalist Mali should raise a few eyebrows.

For the rest of the five groups, the playoff spot in each will be decided by the final match, which is to be played in September.

Here is a complete breakdown of the standings in each of these five groups heading into their all-important final matches.

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