FilGoal | News | Kaf announces the start of the draw for the last stage of the World Cup qualifiers.. and the preliminary round for the 2023 African qualifiers

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced today, Monday, the date for the start of the draw for the final stage of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

The draw will take place next Saturday in Douala, Cameroon, on the sidelines of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in the latter, and will start at 5 pm Cairo time.

While the draw for the preliminary round of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers will start at 5 pm Cairo time next Friday.

World Cup Qualifiers Draw

The ten qualified teams will be divided into two tiers based on the FIFA rankings in November 2021.

The five highest-ranked teams will play against the five lowest-ranked teams, and the first-leg match will take place on the grounds of the lowest-ranked teams.

According to the November classification, the distribution of teams at the two levels will be as follows:

Level one: Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria

Level Two: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The matches will take place at the end of March.

Draw for the preliminary round of the 2023 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers

The 12 teams, the lowest in the rankings, will be divided into two tiers. The six highest-ranked teams will play against the six lowest-ranked teams (the first-leg match will be played on the grounds of the lowest-ranked teams).

The six winners of the two aggregate matches will join the 42 teams ranked in the group stage of the qualifiers.

Level 1: Lesotho, eSwatini, Botswana, Gambia, South Sudan and Mauritius

Level 2: Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Djibouti, Somalia, Seychelles and Eritrea

The 2023 African Cup is scheduled to take place in the middle of the Gregorian year, as was announced by CAF.



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