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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 March, 2005, 12:52 GMT 13:52 UK
Clockwatch: World Cup qualifiers

Follow all the action from the African qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup and African Cup of Nations.

Times for all matches are in GMT

RESULT: Zimbabwe 2-0 Angola, Group Four
RESULT: DR Congo 1-1 Ghana, Group Two
RESULT: Cameroon 2-1 Sudan, Group Three
RESULT: Ivory Coast 3-0 Benin, Group Three
RESULT: Algeria 1-0 Rwanda, Group Four
MATCH ABANDONED: Mali 1-2 Togo, Group One
RESULT: Egypt 4-1 Libya, Group Three

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2010: Match abandoned between Mali and Togo due to a crowd disturbance. Togo lead 2-1 in Bamako.

2001: RESULT Algeria 1-0 Rwanda.

1958: RESULT Egypt 4-1 Libya. The whistle goes after a thrilling second half and a well deserved victory for the Egyptians.

1952: GOAL! Mali 1-2 Togo. The Togolese are rewarded for their persistence. Souleymane Mamam slots home after a beautiful combination between Togolese midfielders. Meanwhile, there seem to be some crowd trouble. In chaotic scenes, gunshots were fired as thousands tried to flee the stadium in Bamako.

1946: GOAL! Egypt 4-1 Libya. Ahmed Eid sets Meteib up inside the penalty box. The Egyptian league top marksman fires the ball past Ghazal from close range.

1944: GOAL! Egypt 3-1 Libya. Hassan, who just came on, makes his presence felt when his powerful 25-yard strike which finds its way into the back of the Libyan net.

1943: GOAL! Mali 1-1 Togo. Togo grab the equaliser through Mustapha Salifou after putting the Malian defence under pressure.

1938: Substitution for Egypt. Spurs striker Mido makes way for experienced Ahamed Hassan.

1930: Substitution. Libya make their second change with Salem Rewani coming on for Nader Kara.

1927: Elias Ntaganda is the second Rwandan to be booked. The Algerians have stepped up their game.

1926: Mido sees another speculative 30-yard volley hits the bar again as Egypt surge forward.

1923: Substitution for Egypt. Ahmed Eid replaces the injured Abou Mesalem.

1922: GOAL! Egypt 2-1 Libya. The provider for Mido turns the scorer this time. Meteib nudges the ball past Ghazal from close range.

1920: GOAL! Egypt 1-1 Libya. Mido equalises for Egypt when he tapped in an Emad Meteib pass from the right.

1918: Substitution for Libya. Goalscorer El Fergani is replaced by Abu Bakr Ragab.

1917: GOAL! Egypt 0-1 Libya. The visitors score against the run of play. Osman El Fergani combined well with Nader Kara penetrated the Egyptian defence before nudging the ball past Abdel Wahed El Sayed from close range.

1915: GOAL! Algeria 1-0 Rwanda. Algeria are up after France-based striker Mansour Boutabout slots home.

1912: Second half underway in Algiers and Cairo.

1905: Second half underway in Bamako. Substitution for Mali as Djibril Sidibe comes on for Seydou Keita.

1854: HALF-TIME Egypt 0-0 Libya: The half-time whistle goes to bring to an end an intriguing 45 minutes of football. The Egyptians had the better of the chances but the Libyans got better and look far from overawed. It is also half-time in the game between Algeria and Rwanda which is also goalless.

1847: The Egyptians are struggling to get hold of the ball as Libya grow in confidence. Brakat is inspiring his side.

1843: HALF-TIME Mali 1-0 Togo: Togo are were warming themselves into the game just before referee Justus Agbenyega Agbeko whistled for the break.

1842: Nader Kara falls behind the Egyptian defence and scores but his goal is ruled out for offside

1839: Wael Gomaa earns a booking for a foul on Libyan goalkeeper Ghazal.

1838: Nadir Belhadj is the second Algerian to be booked.

1837: Hosni unleashes a powerful shot which Ghazal does well to save. The Libyans then launch a swift counter-attack but they are thwarted by the Egypt defence. Togolese Bouranea attracts the yellow card.

1834: Libya are struggling to offer anything as an attacking force and look shocked by the way the Egyptians are playing.

1828: Libya's Nader Kara is booked for a foul on Egyptian defender Wael Gomaa. Malian Ibrahima Kone is booked for fouling an opponent.

1824: A powerful header from Meteib almost causes a problem for Libya goalkeeper Muftah Gazalla, but he recovers to gather the ball after a scramble in the penalty box.

1820: Algerian defender Madjid Bougherra is booked for a foul on a Rwandan.

1816: Mido strikes his free-kick after Abu Treka is fouled by Libya's Shushan. However, his powerful shot hits the post. Goalscorer for Mali Soumaila Coulibaly is booked.

1813: GOAL! Mali 1-0 Togo. France-based Soumaila Coulibaly grabs the first goal of the match for Mali after a defensive blunder by the Togolese.

1812: Yellow card for Rwandan defender Alua Gaseruka for a foul on an opponent.

1809: Egypt's Barakat makes his presence felt in the box but Meteib just fails to connect his pass.

1807: Hosni Abd Rabu almost gives Egypt a sensational start with a fantastic volley that went over the bar.

1805: Egypt get their Group Three encounter against Libya underway in Cairo.

1800: Match between Algeria and Rwanda underway. Also Group One match between Mali and Togo is underway.

1756: RESULT Ivory Coast 3-0 Benin: Ivory Coast maintain their lead in Group Three with 15 points from six matches.

1752: Team news for the match between Algeria and Rwanda in Group Four. Desire M'Bonabucya returns after a year's through injury to lead Rwanda.Congolese-born Honore Kabongo has also been handed his first cap by Rwanda coach Roger Palmgren.

1751: Match in stoppage time in Abidjan.

1732: Ivory Coast still dominating the exchanges and look very likely to hold on to their win.

1719: GOAL! Ivory Coast 3-0 Benin: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba gets his second and his country's third.

1716: Benin goalkeeper Rachad Chitou needs medical attention after a clash with an Ivorian player.

1715: The second half of the match in Abidjan is balanced as action is so far centred in midfield.

1703: Benin kick off the second half of their game against Ivory Coast in Abidjan.

1650: HALF-TIME Ivory Coast 2-0 Benin.

1642: Ivory Coast still dominating the match in Abidjan.

1632: RESULT DR Congo 1-1 Ghana: Both DR Congo and Ghana lose the chance to make up ground on Group Two leaders South Africa.

1631: RESULT Cameroon 2-1 Sudan: Final whistle and Sudan concedes a goal from Cameroon in stoppage time for the second successive time.

1622: GOAL! Cameroon 2-1 Sudan: Webo scores for Cameroon in the second minutes of injury time.

1622: A long Olembe pass almost finds Eto'o, but Sudanese defence clear the ball.

1619: GOAL! Ivory Coast 2-0 Benin. Didier Drogba gets the second goal for the home team through a penalty.

1618: Geremi surges into the Sudan area from the right but his shot fails to beat goalkeeper Abu Bakr Sherif.

1617: Haytham Tambal bursts into the Cameroon area but failed to control the ball.

1613: GOAL! Ivory Coast 1-0 Benin. Belgium-based Aruna Dindane grabs the first goal for the Ivorians.

1612: Ghana strenghtens its attack with striker Louis Agyemang coming on for midfielder Laryea Kingston. Hamza Mohammed also comes on for Yakubu Abubakari.

1607: Sudan concede two corners in quick succession, a scramble and it is cleared.

1606: Cameroon brings on Webo for Atouba.

1603: Eto'o goes on a great run down the middle for Cameroon but just fails to break into the box.

1600: Still a balanced game in Kinshasa. The Group Three match between the Ivory Coast and Benin kicks off in Abidjan.Sudan are down to ten men after Amier Damer was sent off by the referee.

1549: Substitution for Cameroon. Rodolph Douala makes way for Daniel Kome.

1548: Substitution for Sudan and Reshrad Jasten comes on for Mougahid Ahmed.

1547: GOAL! DR Congo 1-1 Ghana: Shabani Nonda heads home from a corner.

1538: Cameroon make a substitution Armand Deumi Tchami comes on for Lucien Mettomo. Sudan kick off the second half.

1519: HALF-TIME DR Congo 0-1 Ghana. Neither side has managed to control a tight game in Kinshasa even though Ghana is leading.

1518: HALF-TIME Cameroon 1-1 Sudan.

1515: GOAL! Cameroon 1-1 Sudan Haytham Tambal grabs the equalizer for Sudan from a Hytham Mostafa Karar pass.

1508: GOAL! Cameroon 1-0 Sudan England-based Geremi flights home a free-kick from 20 metres.

1501: GOAL! DR Congo 0-1 Ghana Italy-based striker Asamoah Gyan grabs the opener following a goalmouth scramble.

1500: Cameroon still dominating the match in Yaounde.

1452: RESULT Zimbabwe 2-0 Angola : It is Zimbabwe's first win since October 2003 and takes them third in Group Four.

1446: Referee Coffi Codjia of Benin signals four minutes of injury time in Harare.

1440: Ghana on top in the early exchanges but the Congolese have warmed themselves into the game with Shabani Nonda missing narrowly.

1432: Group Two match in Kinshasa between the DR Congo and Ghana gets underway. Group Three match between Cameroon and Sudan also gets underway with the hosts kicking off.

1429: Peter Ndlovu heads in a cross but it is ruled offside.

1426: GOAL! Zimbabwe 2-0 Angola Benjamin Mwaruwaru heads in a cross from Joel Luphahla. It is Mwaruwaru's first goal in four years.

1417: GOAL! Zimbabwe 1-0 Angola : Subtitute Shingirai Kawondera drills in from the edge of the box.

1413: Peter Ndlovu heads wide from a Shingirai Kawondera cross.

1403: Angola start the second half against with Zimbabwe making a substitution. Midfielder Edzai Kasinauyo makes way for striker Shingirai Kawondera.

1347: HALF-TIME Zimbabwe 0-0 Angola: Neither side has managed to control a tight game in Harare.

1344: Shot from France-based striker Norberto Maurito is saved by Zimbabwe goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro.

1338: Carlos Kali is looking very good in the Angolan defence, thwarting the Zimbabwe attackers.

1329: The game is evenly balanced with the Angolans trying to create chances of their own.

1311: Zimbabwe captain Peter Ndlovu misses from close range.

1305: Zimbabwe apply early pressure.

1300: Zimbabwe kick off the Group Four match against Angola in Harare.

1258: GMT: The teams take to the field in Harare, where Group Four rivals Zimbabwe and Angola are set to face one another in front of a 45,000-capacity crowd.

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