Playoffs draw of 2022 World Cup in January with two-leg format: CAF

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Nov 2021

The playoffs draw of the 2022 African World Cup qualifiers will be held on 22 or 26 January with a two-leg format, the Confederation of African Football announce on Friday.

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The top seeded teams will start mission away from home and host opponents at home in the 2nd leg, the confederation said.

Under the helm of CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe, the Extraordinary General Assembly held a meeting in Cairo to disuss more issues related to African football, including the agenda of the African World Cup qualifiers and a date of the 2021 African Super Cup game set to be played in Qatar in February.

Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia won their respective groups to reach the final qualifying playoff phase for the 2022 World Cup.

According to the qualifying system, the 10 teams will be divided into 2 pots based on their FIFA ranking and a draw will be conducted for the five ties that are scheduled for March 2021.

The five winners will qualify for the World Cup.

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