African champion Egypt must overcome Algeria, Zambia and Rwanda to reach their first World Cup finals for 20 years.
The draw for the final stage of African qualifying for the 2010 finals in South Africa was made at Fifa headquarters yesterday.
Cameroon, the highest ranked African country at number 12 in the world, was drawn with Morocco, Gabon and Togo.
The 20 African nations were drawn into five groups of four teams each. The five group winners qualify direct to the finals of the tournament.
In other groups, top-seeded Nigeria faces Tunisia, Kenya and Mozambique.
Ghana will play Mali, Benin and Sudan. Ivory Coast heads a group with Guinea, Burkina Faso and Malawi. - Sapa-AP