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Official: Six African Nations Already Through To WC Play-Offs

Following this weekend's FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers, here are the six African nations that have already made it through to the play-offs, with Ghana progressing in dubious circumstances.

Click through the gallery above to see the six African nations that have progressed to the final round of qualifying for the World Cup!

The Black Stars defeated South Africa 1-0 on Sunday night to secure a place in the play-offs, with Andre Ayew scoring from the penalty spot in the first half after the match referee awarded a spot-kick for what he perceived to be a foul in the box.

Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey appeared to go down following minimal contact after a set-piece, before Ghana's captain calmly found the back of the net from 12 yards.

Milovan Rajevac's side are one of six teams from the African continent that have booked a spot in the final round of qualifying, with Sadio Mane's Senegal already doing so in October.

The Lions of Teranga advanced to the play-offs with five victories from six matches, scoring an impressive 16 goals and conceding just four times, finishing off their group campaign with a 2-0 win over Congo.

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Mohamed Salah's Egypt have also cemented a place in the final phase of qualifying, but which other African nations will we see battle it out for one of the five spots at the World Cup? Click through the gallery above to see!

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