FIFA World Cup Playoff: Super Eagles of Nigeria To Know Opponent January 22 As They Lock in Spot With Others

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FIFA World Cup Playoff: Nigeria’s Super Eagles, will find out who stands in their way as they attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be held in Qatar.

FIFA World Cup Playoff: Super Eagles of Nigeria To Know Opponent January 22 As the Lock in Spot With Others
FIFA World Cup Playoff: Super Eagles of Nigeria To Know Opponent January 22 As the Lock in Spot With Others

Nigeria, along with nine other African countries, is vying for one of the five spots available for the continent at this year’s Mundial.

The dates for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the 2023 AFCON qualifiers draw were revealed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Saturday.

For the second time in the country’s history and the first time since 1984, Cote d’Ivoire will host the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2023.

CAF confirmed on Saturday that the qualifying draw will take place on January 21 in Douala, Cameroon, during the Africa Cup of Nations.

The qualifiers will be played in a knock-out format, with the lower-ranked teams in the FIFA rankings competing in the preliminary round.

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The qualified teams from this round will advance to the group round, which will be made up of 48 teams.

The draw for the 2022 World Cup final qualifying round will take place the following day, January 22, 2022, in Douala, Cameroon.

Based on the official FIFA ranking, which will be released in November 2021, the ten qualified teams will be divided into two levels.

The top five clubs in the standings will face the bottom five teams in the standings (the first leg will be played at the home of the lower-ranked teams).

Nigeria qualified for the playoffs after winning their group, which included Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, and Lesotho.

The Super Eagles have qualified for every World Cup since their debut in 1994 in the United States, with the exception of one.

It will be the three-time African champions’ sixth participation at the global football extravaganza if they make it to Qatar.

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The following is the distribution of teams on the two pots for the playoffs, according to the ranking revealed on November 19, 2021, after the last round:

Seeded:

  • Algeria
  • Nigeria
  • Morocco
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia

Unseeded:

  • Egypt
  • Mali
  • Ghana
  • Dr Congo
  • Cameroon

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