Super Eagles Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Begin In May
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By Our Correspondent
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will in May next year begin their quest to qualify for their their 7th FIFA World Cup scheduled to hold in Qatar 2022, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
This is coming after global football governing body FIFA confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin the second round of the World Cup qualifiers on May 31st, 2021.
Earlier this year FIFA announced that the qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar would be delayed until next year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 that led to enforced break in national and international football.
The second round of the Qatar World Cup Qualifiers was initially slated for October this year, but it has now been confirmed by FIFA that the Qualifiers will be postponed until may next year due to the global football calendar being disrupted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The World Cup may not be until 2022 but the Super Eagles should be confident about their chances of qualifying.
The third and final round of the World Cup qualifiers is expected to take place in November 2021.
Only ten group winners advance to the final round, where a two-on-two tie will decide the five African World Cup representatives.
Only on one occasion have Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2006 since they first debuted in the tournament all the way back in 1994.
Rohr is confident that they can make it this time as well.
Nigeria were ranked at number 32 in the latest FIFA World rankings for the month of October, and are among the top favourites in their group across numerous betting sites to qualify for the World Cup in 2022.