They join six other African countries who have already reached this stage of qualification, with those being: Mali (Group E), Egypt (Group F), Ghana (Group G), Senegal (Group H), Morocco (Group I) DR Congo (Group J) and Nigeria (GroupC).
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World Cup qualification is arguably one of the toughest in the tournament, with the 10 group winners of the second round progressing to feature in one of the five two-legged games.
The five winners of these third-round matches will progress to the World Cup next winter.
Algeria and Nigeria stutter but progress
Algeria drew their final game 2-2 against Burkina Faso, with the result enough for the side to top their group.
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Galatasaray’s Sofiane Feghouli scored on the night to get their country one step closer to Qatar.