Aristide Bance was on target as Burkina Faso won 1-0 in Congo on Saturday to restore their World Cup hopes.
Hosting the World Cup is expected to do wonders for Brazil, but it will not save the country's tourism industry.
Round-up: Congo, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and a resurgent Ethiopia have moved closer to winning their World Cup qualifying groups.
Didier Drogba will return to international football in August.
Coach Sabri Lamouchi is determined to build a new-look Ivory Coast side for the next World Cup without Didier Drogba.
Collated results of African Confederation Cup second round, first leg matches over the weekend:
Dropped Didier Drogba needs to find top form but is still in Ivory Coast's international plans, says coach Sabri Lamouchi.
Didier Drogba was a shock omission when Ivory Coast named a 28-man squad for next weekend's World Cup qualifier against Gambia.
The draw for the second round of the African Confederation Cup, after the completion of the first round at the weekend:
All results of Gambia
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