Russia 2018: Cameroon 1, Algeria 1 1

The third and final round of qualification for the next World Cup sees 20 teams divided into five groups of four. Group winners go through to Russia. Everyone else stays home. It is an unforgiving set-up, and Cameroon has started by paying a heavy price for having sunk to 59th in the FIFA World Rankings used to seed qualified teams for the draw.

The Indomitable Lions have recorded a one all draw with Algeria- the best team in Africa says Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos. Nigeria collected the three points from Zambia with goals from Nigeria’s Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho … Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi. The qualifying stage will run until November 2017.

By Chi Prudence Asong