2018 WCQ - AfricanFootball looks at the Group D head-to-heads

2018 WCQ - AfricanFootball looks at the Group D head-to-heads
Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso (r) .challenged by Bruno Ecuele Manga of Gabon during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Gabon and Burkina Faso at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 18 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Oct 03, 2017. 17:00

AfricanFootball takes a closer look at the team head-to-heads leading into this weekend’s round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Today’s focus is on Group D: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Senegal and South Africa.

Group D fixtures

Saturday 7 October
South Africa v Burkina Faso - FNB Stadium, Johannesburg - 15h00 CAT
Cape Verde v Senegal - Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde, Praia - 19h30 CAT

South Africa v Burkina Faso

Matches played: 8
SA wins: 4
Burkina Faso wins: 1
Draws: 3
SA goals: 11
Burkina Faso goals: 5
Last meeting: Burkina Faso 1-1 South Africa, 8 October 2016, Stade du 4 Aout

SA World Ranking: 80
Burkina Faso World Ranking: 49
SA World Cup appearances: 3 (1998, 2002, 2010)
Burkina Faso World Cup appearances: 0

Cape Verde v Senegal

Matches played: 13
Cape Verde wins: 2
Senegal wins: 9
Draws: 2
Cape Verde goals: 7
Senegal goals: 18
Last meeting: Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde, 8 October 2016, Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor

Cape Verde World Ranking: 67
Senegal World Ranking: 33
Cape Verde World Cup appearances: 0
Senegal World Cup appearances: 1 (2002)

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