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Ivory Coast meet Senegal in World Cup play-off

Ivory Coast and Senegal will meet for a place at the 2014 World Cup finals after Monday's draw in Cairo paired the two African rivals in the play-offs.

Their last meeting, an African Nations Cup qualifier in October last year, was abandoned 72 minutes in after Senegal fans rioted with their team losing 2-0 in Dakar.

The result eventually stood with Ivory Coast claiming a 6-2 aggregate victory.

Toure on target as Ivory Coast seal play-off spot

Ivory Coast were the first of several countries to secure their place in the play-offs of the African World Cup qualifiers today as they came from behind to beat Tanzania 4-2 in Group C.

Yaya Toure scored twice to help give the Elephants a five-point lead over Morocco with only one game left to play.

Ethiopia joined Ivory Coast in reaching the play-offs with victory over South Africa in the battle of Group A's leading pair.

Egypt are also through following a 1-0 win over Mozambique and Ghana edged into top spot in Group D with a 2-0 victory over Lesotho.

Happy birthday Didier Drogba

The Drog. Credit: PA
Drogba (second from right) is now doing the business for Galatasaray in Turkey. Credit: PA

Happy 35th birthday to Ivory Coast goal machine – and Chelsea legend – Didier Drogba, who is banging them in now at Galatasaray. Well played, Didi.

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