2022 FIFA World Cup: African minnows strut their stuff

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The Confederation of African Football have completed the draws for the preliminary round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The draw in on Monday in Cairo and the fixtures have been scheduled to hold in September.

 

🚨 The draw results.. FIFA World Qatar Cup 2022 .. Preliminary round pic.twitter.com/cjTNWCf3T8

 

However, Nigeria did not feature in the first qualification round draw as only the continent’s 28 lowest-ranked teams in the latest FIFA rankings take part.

 

The sides will battle it out in a home-and-away play-off round to book their ticket to the group stage.

 

Subsequently, the 14 winners will join the continent’s 26 top-ranked nations, and the 40 teams will then be split into 10 groups of four for the second qualifying round.

 

The 10 winners of those groups will then be drawn against each other in home and away fixtures, with the five victors advancing to Qatar 2022.

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