The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that it will change the qualifiers for the 2021 African Nations Cup and 2022 World Cup, after submitting the Nations Cup to January 2021 instead of the summer of the same year.
All civil unions are notified of these changes, so the appointments are as follows.
The third and fourth round of the Nations Cup qualifiers will take place between 23 and 21 March 2020, instead of the first round of the World Cup Qualifiers.
The fifth round of the Nations Cup qualifiers will take place between 1 and 9 June, instead of the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.
The sixth round of the Nations Cup qualifiers will take place between August 31 and September 8.
As for the World Cup qualifiers, their first round will be played between 5 and 13 October, while the second round will be held between 9 and 17 November.
In 2021, the third and fourth round of the World Cup qualifiers will take place between 22 and 30 March.
The fifth round will take place between August 30 and September 7, and the sixth round will take place between October 4 and 12.
The final round of the World Cup qualifiers will remain as scheduled, between 8 and 16 November 2021.
What is waiting for Egypt in the World Cup qualifiers?
On January 21st, Egypt will know its 3 rivals in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
The qualifying system changed, or rather returned to the qualification method for the 2014 edition, 10 groups comprising 4 teams and the first qualify to the final stage, to meet in the first leg matches in the third stage of the qualifiers, to qualify 5 teams to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The December classification of the International Football Association (FIFA) announced a month ago is the one that will be relied upon in the drawing of lots, which means that Egypt will be in the first classification for the second stage in an attempt to reach the World Cup for a second time in a row, and a fourth time in general.
First level: Senegal – Tunisia – Nigeria – Algeria – Morocco – Ghana – Egypt – Cameroon – Mali – Democratic Republic of the Congo
These teams will not fall with Egypt in the group, but a strong confrontation against Cote d’Ivoire, or revenge for the Pharaohs against South Africa may take place.
Second level: Burkina Faso – Cote d’Ivoire – South Africa – Guinea – Uganda – Cape Verde – Gabon – Benin – Zambia – Congo
The third level: Madagascar – Mauritania – Libya – Mozambique – Kenya – Central Africa – Zimbabwe – Niger – Namibia – Guinea-Bissau
Fourth level: Malawi – Angola – Togo – Sudan – Rwanda – Equatorial Guinea – Tanzania – Ethiopia – Liberia – Djibouti
Nations Cup Qualifiers
The Egyptian team occupies third place after two rounds, after drawing with Kenya in Egypt and Comoros outside the home, before facing Togo twice in the third and fourth rounds.
The first and runners-up for each group qualifies for the Africa Cup of Nations in Winter 2021 in Cameroon.