A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier to "numerous publicly documented scandals" since 2010.
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Africa's five sides learned the identities of their group-stage opponents on Friday, but have their chances been affected by the draw?
Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan make up World Cup Group H. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.
What kind of World Cup track record will Africa's five bring to the table in Friday's draw?
Which of the continent's five representatives at next summer's World Cup are best placed to reach the latter stages of the tournament?
Germany will stay top of the FIFA World Ranking when the new list is published on Nov. 23.
Who stood out as Senegal snatched a last-gasp win over South Africa to end their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign on a high?
Kara Mbodji scored a late winner as Senegal sealed a 2-1 victory over South Africa in Dakar to absolutely confirm their World Cup qualification.
We now know the identity of Africa's five teams in Russia, but what do they need to improve between now and next summer?
KweséESPN identify the five matches which ultimately decided Africa's World Cup qualifiers.
Mane is due to report back at Liverpool after he "slightly felt his old injury," the Senegalese Football Federation said.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane will return home early from international duty after reporting an issue with the hamstring injury from which he just recovered.
How did Senegal and South Africa's players fare in Friday's World Cup qualifier in Polokwane?
Senegal became the third African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by defeating South Africa 2-0 on Friday.
South Africa needs two victories against Senegal to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but those have been hard to come by in the last 15 years.
Senegal have called up star forward Sadio Mane for the final round of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers, despite the Liverpool man being injured.
Liverpool have announced that Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks after picking up an injury on international duty.
Senegal are well on course to qualify for the World Cup after a 2-0 victory in Cape Verde on Saturday that took them top of qualifying Group D.
Mane spoke about his recent red card against Manchester City, the Reds' start to the season and Philippe Coutinho's stay at Anfield.
Sadio Mane has told ESPN FC that he backs FIFA's decision to restage Senegal's World Cup qualifier against South Africa.
The Burkina Faso Football Federation has challenged FIFA's ruling to replay a World Cup qualifying game because the referee was corrupt.