World Cup Play-off: Super Eagles Avoid Senegal, Algeria, Morocco; Could Face Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon
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By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will not face 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Champions as well as finalists, Algeria and Senegal when the draw for the 2022 World Cup play-off is made in December, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Although the Gernot Rohr-led lads will not face the likes of Morocco and Tunisia as well, however, they could battle either Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Mali or Democratic Republic of Congo in the last qualifying stage.
The 10 nations qualified for the final stage of the qualifying series after they emerged winners of their various groups during the second round of qualifiers that were concluded on Tuesday across the continent.
Based on FIFA rankings, the first five teams, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia in that order are seeded teams ahead of the draw while the unseeded teams are Egypt, Mali, Ghana, DR Congo and Cameroon.
The seeded teams cannot be paired against one another in the play-off draw but they can face anyone from the unseeded teams.
The 5 seeded teams will be drawn against the 5 unseeded teams and the winners will qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Only five countries will represent Africa in the 2022 World Cup holding in Qatar late next year
The draw will be conducted on December 8th, 2021 while the matches will be played in March 2022