Tunisia missed the opportunity to reach the decisive round of the African qualifiers for the World Cup “Qatar 2022”, early by its sudden fall in Equatorial Guinea 0-1, while Algeria boosted its fortunes by sweeping Djibouti.
Tunisia needed a draw to book its ticket to the decisive role in its quest for the sixth World Cup in its history, but it suffered its first loss in the qualifiers yesterday, Saturday, and its balance froze at 10 points at the top of Group B, with a goal difference against Equatorial Guinea, and a difference of three points against Zambia, which was honored And the arrival of her guest, Mauritania, with a clean quad.
Tunisia will face a difficult test in the last sixth round of qualifying for the second round, next Tuesday against its guest Zambia, the champion of the continent in 2012, seeking the World Cup for the first time in its history, and its chances of qualifying for the decisive round, while Equatorial Guinea will be a guest of Mauritania. Last place with one point.
Tunisia is comfortably ahead of its rivals (+7 versus +1 for Equatorial Guinea and Zambia), which gives the “Carthage Eagles” three options to qualify for the decisive round, which is to win against Zambia, or to draw with them, provided that Equatorial Guinea draw with Mauritania, and even The loss by less than three goals to Zambia, with Equatorial Guinea also losing to Mauritania.
Algeria is one step away
Algeria made an important stride towards qualifying with a big victory over Djibouti 4-0, to raise its tally to 13 points at the top of Group A, two points ahead of Burkina Faso.
The mission of Algeria, the 2019 African champion, will be acceptable in reaching the decisive role, as it is sufficient for it to draw in the last round with its runner-up and guest Burkina Faso in the match scheduled between them next Tuesday.
Four teams secured early qualification to the decisive round of the African qualifiers for the World Cup “Qatar 2022”, namely Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Mali.
The decisive role will consist of ten teams, where each team will play against another team determined by the draw in a round-robin match to determine the five African seats in the World Cup finals in Qatar.