Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.
Only one of Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria will play at the next tournament in Russia after the Confederation of African Football made the draw for five qualifying groups on Friday.
The three traditional powers were grouped with Zambia.
Just the group winners in all of five four-team pools will advance to the 32-team tournament in Russia.
Ivory Coast, who aim to reach their fourth...
CAIRO -- Algerian club Entente Setif were thrown out of the African Champions League on Friday for fan trouble that caused a game to be called off and left spectators and security officials injured.
The Confederation of African Football disqualified the two-time African champion following the problems near the end of last weekend's game against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.
With Sundowns leading 2-0 in injury time, fans invaded the field and threw bottles, stones and firecrackers, injuring police...
VICTORIA, Seychelles -- Algeria qualified for next year's African Nations Cup with a 2-0 win in Seychelles on Thursday, joining fellow North Africans Morocco and host Gabon at the finals.
Yassine Benzia scored just before half-time and Hillel Soudani netted in the second half for a fairly easy win for Algeria in their first game since the surprise resignation of coach Christian Gourcuff in April. Algeria now have an unassailable lead in Group J.
Morocco were the first team to qualify in March. The...
A newspaper leak in South Africa revealed a rather embarrassing list of pedantic possibilities for South Africa's Olympic team, as they consider which over-age players to pick to strengthen the side for the men's football tournament in Rio.
Coach Owen da Gama's list looked more like a collection of personal favourites and brought howls of derision, followed by a rapid but unconvincing denial as spin doctors at the South African Football Association "slipped" an alternative list to the media.