2018 World Cup: Date set for South Africa v Senegal replay

The World Cup trophy
All four teams from Group D of African World Cup qualifying can still win a place in Russia

South Africa will face Senegal on 10 November in the World Cup qualifier that Fifa annulled after a referee was found guilty of "match manipulation."

The game will be played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

The two sides will then complete their World Cup campaign with the return fixture in Dakar four days later.

South Africa won last November's tie 2-1, but Fifa then found Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey guilty of match manipulation.

Fifa also confirmed the exact dates and times of the final group games will be decided after this weekend's ties in order to determine if any matches need to kick-off simultaneously, in order to avoid any possible collusion.

Fifa has since banned Lamptey for life and that decision was upheld by international sport judicial body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Group D Table:
PlayedPoints
Burkina Faso46
Cape Verde46
Senegal35
South Africa31

Lamptey has now turned to the Swiss civil courts in the hope of having the ban lifted.

Burkina Faso and Cape Verde lead Group D with six points from four matches while Senegal have five and South Africa one from three matches.

This Saturday, South Africa host Burkina Faso and Cape Verde have home advantage against Senegal.

Only group winners in Africa qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia.

Top Stories