Team-by-Team Guide to the African World Cup Play-Offs

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Team-by-Team Guide to the African World Cup Play-Offs
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The second round of African World Cup Qualifying has come to an end and the 10 group winners have progressed to the playoffs. These hotly-contested fixtures will see five home-and-away ties, with only the winners advancing to the World Cup proper in Brazil next summer.

The CAF qualifying programme has not been without drama or controversy thus far.

A number of the continent’s "bigger" sides have fallen by the wayside, while more still have been penalised for breaking rules.

Expect to see high-octane action and pure footballing theatre as these 10 teams collide in October and November. For some of the competing players, these fixtures will represent their last chance of making it to a World Cup, for others, the spectacle of football’s greatest occasion has never been closer.

Read on as we run-down the remaining 10 sides and evaluate their chances of progression.

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