Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Nigeria all qualify for WC2014
Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Nigeria have all qualified for the World Cup to be held in Brazil next year. These teams will be the first African teams to qualify after winning their respective play-offs. Cameroon 4-1 Tunisia (aggregate score 4-1)Cameroon just booked their 2014 World Cup seat after they destroyed Tunisia with an astounding 4-1 victory gained in Yaounde. In the first leg, the game ended 0-0 and Finke's men knew that losing the second leg would put an end to their World Cup hopes for 2014. If they had lost, it would only have been the second occasion since 1986. Luckily for Cameroon, they dominated play from the very beginning and are now one of three African nations that will play in the World Cup tournament held next year. The scoring was opened by Webo in the opening five minutes after the Tunisians had a defence mix-up that allowed the striker to pass through coolly to hit the post and bounce the ball in. Moukandjo scored another goal for the team in the first half, before Tunisia scored their one and only goal of the game. Makoun's two goals later in the game were enough to put Cameroon into a convincing lead and catapulted the team into their seventh World Cup tournament. Ivory Coast 1-1 Senegal (aggregate score 4-2)A tense 1-1 draw when playing Senegal put Ivory Coast through on aggregate goals. Sow's penalthy in the 77th minute while playing in Casablanca created a dramatic finish to the playoffs as Senegal tried their best to claw themselves back from an aggregate score of two goals behind. Senegal had to fight to overcome their 3-1 defeat in the first leg, but Kalou put an end to that dream as he scored a late equalising goal for Ivory Coast. For the third time in a row, the Ivory Coast nation will be taking part in the World Cup. Nigeria 2-0 Ethiopia (aggregate score 4-1)The Nigerian team was actually the first African nation to qualify for the World Cup tournament next year after they beat Ethiopia by 2 goals in the second stage of the play-offs. Nigeria played home and won with an aggregate score of 4-1. A penalty in the 20th minute was converted by Moses and Obinna ensured the team kept their grasp on a tournament place as he scored in the 82nd minute. During the last six World Cups, Nigeria has only missed out on one occasion. World Cup tickets for next year's tournament can be purchased securely in advance. Buy your place at the World Cup Final now and you may see one of the African nations there fighting for the title. Two more tournament places are to be decided next Tuesday and Ghana and Burkina Faso are set to play a game each.