2010 World Cup qualifiers: Drogba leads the Ivory Coast to a narrow victory; Ghana breeze past Sudan; Algeria triumph in Zambia; Tunisia and Nigeria draw a stalemate

Burkina Faso 2 – Ivory Coast 3 (2010 World Cup qualifier, June 20, 2009) Barcelona’s Yaya Toure opened the scoring in the 11th minute but Jonathan Pitroipa levelled in the 27th-minute. A Mamadou Tall own goal and a third from Chelsea striker Didier Drogba gave the visitors some breathing space before Aristide Bance pulled one back with 12 minutes remaining.

Sudan 0 – Ghana 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, June 20, 2009) Ghana look set for their second successive World Cup finals after two goals from NAC Breda striker Matthew Amoah saw them win in Sudan to maintain their 100% record in qualifying.

Zambia 0 – Algeria 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, June 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra opened the scoring and Rafik Saifi doubled the lead just after the hour mark.

Tunisia 0 – Nigeria 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, June 20, 2009) The point for the visitors ended the hosts’ perfect record, but the Carthage Eagles remain two points clear of the Super Eagles at the top of the table.