On Tuesday night, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Algeria joined other African heavyweights in the draw for the group stages of 2018 World Cup qualification.

With Libya, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana and Nigeria securing their qualification earlier, all of the other expected teams also made their way into the third round.

The biggest result was Algeria thrashing 10-man Tanzania 7-0 at home for a 9-2 aggregate result, while Egypt thumped Chad 4-0 to seal a 4-1 aggregate win.

Tuesday’s 2nd Round Results

Rwanda 1-3 Libya (Libya win 4-1 agg)
Cameroon 0-0 Niger (Cameroon win 3-0 agg)
Congo 2-1 Ethiopia (Congo win 6-4 agg)
Ghana 2-0 Comoros (Ghana win 2-0 agg)
Nigeria 2-0 Swaziland (Nigeria win 2-0 agg)
Egypt 4-0 Chad (Egypt win 4-1 on agg)
Ivory Coast 3-0 Liberia (Ivory Coast win 4-0 on agg)
Tunisia 2-1 Mauritania (Tunisia win 4-2 on agg)
South Africa 1-0 Angola (South Africa win 4-1 on agg)
Burkina Faso 2-0 Benin (Burkina Faso win 3-2 on agg)
Algeria 7-0 Tanzania (Algeria win 9-2 on agg)
Mali 2-0 Botswana (Mali win 3-2 on agg)
Senegal 3-0 Madagascar (Senegal win 5-2 on agg)
Cape Verde 2-0 Kenya (Cape Verde win 2-1 on agg)

20 African teams in 3rd Round (Group Stage)

Gabon, Zambia, Uganda, DR Congo, Morocco, Guinea, Libya, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Cape Verde, Senegal, Mali

Group Stage Draw

The 20 teams will be drawn into five round-robin, home-and-away groups of four teams each. The five group winners will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The date for the draw has not yet been announced.

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