World Cup qualifications - Africa

CompetitionsQualificationWorld Cup qualifier


Competition summary

Tournaments held22
Total participating teams54
Total games played1 529
First1934
Latest2026
Type of competitionQualification
Geographical areaGlobal
K coefficient
Competition weight in Elo ratings
40
Qualifying successfully
Automatic qualifications for hosts
and titles holders are ignored
Cameroon
8 qualifications
Morocco
6 qualifications
Nigeria
6 qualifications
Tunisia
6 qualifications
Algeria
4 qualifications
Ghana
4 qualifications
Egypt
3 qualifications
Ivory Coast
3 qualifications
Senegal
3 qualifications
South Africa
2 qualifications
Angola
1 qualification
Dem. Rep. of Congo
1 qualification
Togo
1 qualification

World Cup finals

All-time table of the World Cup qualifiers

Tournaments details

ResultsParticipating teamsStatisticsGraphics
Elo before
Elo after
TournamentOpeningClosingQualified teams
1934
1934June 11th, 1933May 24th, 1934
Egypt
Elo: 1700 - 20th
Elo: 1715 - 18th
1938
1938June 16th, 1937May 1st, 1938
1950
1950June 2nd, 1949April 15th, 1950
1954
1954May 9th, 1953April 4th, 1954
1958
1958September 30th, 1956February 5th, 1958
1962
1962August 21st, 1960December 16th, 1961
1966
1966May 24th, 1964December 29th, 1965
1970
197000 th, 0000December 14th, 1969
Morocco
Elo: 1670 - 34th
Elo: 1659 - 34th
1974
1974November 14th, 1971February 13th, 1974
Zaire
Elo: 1659 - 39th
Elo: 1760 - 28th
1978
1978March 7th, 1976December 11th, 1977
Tunisia
Elo: 1633 - 42nd
Elo: 1713 - 32nd
1982
1982March 26th, 1980January 10th, 1982
Algeria
Elo: 1669 - 38th
Elo: 1676 - 37th
Cameroon
Elo: 1569 - 56th
Elo: 1618 - 45th
1986
1986May 2nd, 1984December 4th, 1985
Algeria
Elo: 1695 - 32nd
Elo: 1699 - 34th
Morocco
Elo: 1627 - 41st
Elo: 1695 - 35th
1990
1990April 17th, 1988November 19th, 1989
Cameroon
Elo: 1674 - 38th
Elo: 1711 - 33rd
Egypt
Elo: 1674 - 37th
Elo: 1712 - 32nd
1994
1994March 21st, 1992November 17th, 1993
Cameroon
Elo: 1659 - 41st
Elo: 1649 - 43rd
Morocco
Elo: 1572 - 62nd
Elo: 1672 - 35th
Nigeria
Elo: 1638 - 48th
Elo: 1705 - 32nd
1998
1998March 10th, 1996November 29th, 1997
Cameroon
Elo: 1561 - 63rd
Elo: 1586 - 60th
Morocco
Elo: 1631 - 48th
Elo: 1745 - 26th
Nigeria
Elo: 1792 - 23rd
Elo: 1715 - 32nd
South Africa
Elo: 1739 - 29th
Elo: 1734 - 29th
Tunisia
Elo: 1616 - 50th
Elo: 1682 - 40th
2002
2002March 4th, 2000November 25th, 2001
Cameroon
Elo: 1678 - 44th
Elo: 1712 - 34th
Nigeria
Elo: 1750 - 25th
Elo: 1719 - 35th
Senegal
Elo: 1530 - 71st
Elo: 1564 - 64th
South Africa
Elo: 1678 - 43rd
Elo: 1663 - 49th
Tunisia
Elo: 1634 - 52nd
Elo: 1679 - 43rd
2006
2006September 6th, 2003November 16th, 2005
Angola
Elo: 1492 - 81st
Elo: 1549 - 69th
Ghana
Elo: 1445 - 95th
Elo: 1581 - 63rd
Ivory Coast
Elo: 1614 - 55th
Elo: 1676 - 47th
Togo
Elo: 1462 - 91st
Elo: 1608 - 58th
Tunisia
Elo: 1672 - 45th
Elo: 1709 - 39th
2010
2010October 8th, 2007November 18th, 2009
Algeria
Elo: 1407 - 106th
Elo: 1584 - 63rd
Cameroon
Elo: 1769 - 29th
Elo: 1774 - 26th
Ghana
Elo: 1782 - 27th
Elo: 1691 - 42nd
Ivory Coast
Elo: 1729 - 38th
Elo: 1755 - 31st
Nigeria
Elo: 1715 - 40th
Elo: 1749 - 35th
2014
2014June 15th, 2011November 20th, 2013
Algeria
Elo: 1506 - 87th
Elo: 1586 - 61st
Cameroon
Elo: 1657 - 46th
Elo: 1594 - 59th
Ghana
Elo: 1698 - 39th
Elo: 1704 - 38th
Ivory Coast
Elo: 1807 - 18th
Elo: 1779 - 23rd
Nigeria
Elo: 1643 - 51st
Elo: 1724 - 30th
2018
2018March 12th, 2015November 15th, 2017
Egypt
Elo: 1653 - 46th
Elo: 1658 - 50th
Morocco
Elo: 1548 - 72nd
Elo: 1691 - 45th
Nigeria
Elo: 1647 - 49th
Elo: 1673 - 45th
Senegal
Elo: 1655 - 47th
Elo: 1751 - 26th
Tunisia
Elo: 1535 - 75th
Elo: 1623 - 54th
TournamentOpeningClosingQualified teams
2022
2022June 6th, 2019June 14th, 2022
Cameroon
Elo: 1567 - 67th
Elo: 1631 - 56th
Ghana
Elo: 1601 - 59th
Elo: 1540 - 74th
Morocco
Elo: 1683 - 42nd
Elo: 1738 - 33rd
Senegal
Elo: 1686 - 42nd
Elo: 1729 - 35th
Tunisia
Elo: 1640 - 50th
Elo: 1612 - 59th
2026
2026October 15th, 2023November 18th, 2025
Elo before
Elo after
TournamentParticipating teams
1934
1934
1938
1938
1950
1950
1954
1954
1958
1958
1962
1962
1966
1966
1970
1970
1974
1974
1978
1978
1982
1982
1986
1986
1990
1990
1994
1994
1998
1998
2002
2002
2006
2006
2010
2010
2014
2014
2018
2018
TournamentParticipating teams
2022
2022
2026
2026
TournamentParticipating teamsGames playedTotal goalsAverage goalsLowest EloHighest EloAverage Elo
1934
19341176.50170517151710
1938
1938
1950
1950
1954
19541154.50156615731570
1958
19581121.50163016421636
1962
196248212.63150417841655
1966
1966
1970
19701124692.88147216971608
1974
197422451182.62119917601570
1978
197822451192.6496717731552
1982
198226461062.30113917271509
1986
198626481032.15125817261543
1990
199021571031.81131617121544
1994
199430842012.39105017251492
1998
199836912292.52108317951483
2002
2002501463802.6089117521451
2006
2006501905062.66103518281453
2010
2010502025052.5079818161432
2014
2014511523892.5679518191426
2018
2018531273092.4377517511449
TournamentParticipating teamsGames playedTotal goalsAverage goalsLowest EloHighest EloAverage Elo
2022
2022541583612.2883517691409
2026
2026531032432.3684718471378

Elo ratings of participating teams

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Average goals scored during tournaments

Average goals

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