FIFAWCQ: Nigeria in comfortable draw ahead Qatar 2022

FIFAWCQ: Nigeria in comfortable draw ahead Qatar 2022

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were handed a fairly comfortable draw in the first round of qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar on Tuesday.

The six-time Wolrd Cup participants were drawn against West African rivals Liberia as well as Central Africa Republic and Cape Verde in Group C of the ten-group second round of qualifiers.

Nigeria will begin their quest for a seventh World Cup appearance on the weekend of October 5, 2020 and will face all three teams in a round Robin format which will end in October 2021.

The group winner will join nine other group winners in the draws for the final round or qualifiers, a two-legged schedule in November 2021 with the winners qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

The groupings

Group A
Algeria
Burkina Faso
Niger
Djibouti

Group B
Tunisia
Zambia
Mauritania
Equatorial Guinea

Group C
Nigeria
Cape Verde
Central Africa Republic
Liberia

Group D
Cameroon
Coted’voire
Mozambique
Malawi

Group E
Mali
Uganda
Kenya
Rwanda

Group F
Egypt
Gabon
Libya
Angola

Group G
Ghana
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Ethiopia

Group H
Senegal
Congo Brazaville
Namibia
Togo

Group I
Morocco
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Sudan

Group J
DR Congo
Benin
Madagascar
Tanzania

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