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WCQ Play-off: Super Eagles Possible Opponents

The Nigerian Super Eagles joined the other 10 countries for the play-off, after obtaining a precious one point against Cape Verde, in one of the Qualifier series played at the Telsim Balogun Stadium, Lagos Nigeria.

Remember that, after the emergence of 10 countries from 10 different groups in the CAF Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, 10 countries will engage in a Play-off series to determine countries that would pick the slots reserved for the continent in the Mundial next year.

Unfortunately, for the emerging Champions of Group C, the Nigeria 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.

However, following the pairing, the Gernot Rohr tutored Super Eagles team will not face the likes of; Morocco and Tunisia as well, instead the Super Eagles could battle either with; Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Mali or Democratic Republic of Congo in the last qualifying stage.

Pertaining the FIFA rankings, the first five teams, that is; Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia respectively are seeded teams ahead of the draw, while the unseeded teams are the likes of; Egypt, Mali, Ghana, DR Congo and Cameroon. In this case, the seeded teams cannot be paired against one another in the play-off draw, but can face anyone from the unseeded teams.

For your information, the 5 seeded teams will be drawn against the 5 unseeded teams and the winners will qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Only 5 countries will represent Africa in the 2022 World Cup holding in Qatar late next year

In summary, the draw is scheduled to be conducted on 8th December, 2021 while the matches afterwards, will be played from March 2022.

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