Angola’s Amaro looks at his hand for blood stains from his injury during their African Nations Cup Group A soccer match against Cape Varde at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, January 27, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: SPORT SOCCER))
Angola and Liberia will face off in their final World Cup qualifiers on Saturday.
Both nations have already been eliminated from contention for the third round. Uganda and Senegal are the only two nations still in the battle for the top spot in the group and a chance at the World Cup Finals next summer.
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Both teams have four points and are in a battle for third place and FIFA ranking prestige.
Angola started its tournament with a 1-1 draw against Uganda. In its second game, the nation drew 0-0 against Liberia before tying Senegal 1-1. In its fourth game of the campaign Angola drew 1-1 against Senegal once more but lost 2-1 against Uganda.
Liberia opened its World Cup campaign with an embarrassing 3-1 loss against Senegal despite leading 1-0 15 minutes into the match. The team then drew 0-0 with Angola in the second game before taking down Uganda 2-0 in its third game. In the fourth match Liberia lost 1-0 against Uganda before being eliminated by Senegal in its most recent match by the score of 2-0.
Angola has scored four goals and conceded five, but has yet to win a single game in the competition. Liberia has one win, but has conceded six goals while only scoring three.
Prediction: With nothing to lose, one can imagine a wide open game between the two. Expect Liberia to pull off a 2-0 win despite being away.
Start Time: 11 a.m. EST
The match will not be live streamed in the USA.