•First African country at the World Cup: Egypt in 1934
•First African to score at the World Cup: Abdulrahman Fawzi, who scored both Egypt’s goals in 2-4 loss against Hungary in 1934. He netted a third, but was ruled offside.
•First African country to score a point at the World Cup Finals : Morocco in 1970, with a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria
•Heaviest African defeat at the World Cup Finals: Zaire 0-9 loss to Yugoslavia in 1974
•First African country to win a match at the World Cup Finals : Tunisia in 1978 with 3-1 over Mexico
•Biggest African win at the World Cup Finals: Nigeria 3-0 over Bulgaria in 1994, Morocco 3-0 over Scotland in 1998.
•First African coach at the World Cup Group Finals: Abdelmajid Chetali of Tunisia in 1978
•First African team to qualify consequetively for two times : Algeria in 1982 and 1986
•First African team to reach round of 16: Morocco in 1986
•First African team to reach quarter-finals: Cameroon in 1990
•First team to use penalties in World Cup Qualification: Tunisia in 1978, beating Morocco 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
•Oldest man to score at World Cup Finals: Roger Milla, aged 42, against Russia in 1994 FIFA World Cup. (Russia won the match 6-1.)
•Fastest-ever hat-trick in an “A” international: Abdul Hamid Bassiouny of Egypt scored a hat-trick in 177 seconds against Namibia in a 2002 World Cup qualifier in Alexandria on 13 July 2001 during an 8-2 win by Egypt.
•Most matches played by an African team to qualify for the World Cup Finals : 13, by Algeria in 2010.
•First African to score an own goal at the World Cup : Youssef Chippo of Morocco in the 2-2 draw against Norway on 10 June 1998. Two days later, Pierre Issa of South Africa scored an own goal in the 0-3 loss to France.
•First African to score a penalty at the World Cup: Magdi Abdelghani of Egypt in the 1-1 draw against the Netherlands at Italia 90.
•First African country to host the World Cup: South Africa in 2010
•First African player to receive a yellow card at the World Cup: Kidumu Mantantu of Zaire against Scotland in 1974 FIFA World Cup on 14 June 1974.
•First African player to receive a red card at the World Cup: Mulamba Ndaye of Zaire against Yugoslavia in 1974 FIFA World Cup on 18 June 1974.
•First African goalkeeper to receive a red card at the World Cup: Itumeleng Khune of South Africa against Uruguay at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. (He was the second goalkeeper ever sent off at the World Cup finals, after Italy’s Gianluca Pagliuca of Italy at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.)