2014 World Cup Qualifier: Today Is D-Day!!!

All eyes on Cairo for the African World Cup play-offs draw. Eight African football sides who have been to FIFA World Cup finals before (Algeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will discover Monday which country they must defeat to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The eight plus Burkina Faso and Ethiopia (two side never to have reach World Cup finals) are in the draw for a 2 leg play-off. A noon ceremony at the Cairo headquarters of the Confederation of African Football will create five two-leg ties between 5 highest ranked teams and the remaining 5 sides. The Draw ceremony will be attended by FIFA Vice President who is also the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, FIFA Director of Competitions, Mustapha Fahmy. The Angolan Ambassador in Egypt will also attend as will the national football team coaches of Egypt (Bob Bradley) and Burkina Faso (Paul Put). Gordon Savic, Head of FIFA World Cup & Olympic Qualifiers Competitions, will conduct the draw with the assistance of CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani. The draw will take place at 12h00 (Cairo time) 10h00 GMT will be shown live on SkyNews Arabia, Al Jazeera, and on both FIFA and CAF YouTube channels. There will also be a draw for each match to determine which team plays host first. The home and away play-off matches to find the five (5) African representatives at the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 will be played during: 11-15 October 2013: 1st leg and 15-19 November 2013: 2nd leg.