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Soccer News of Wednesday, 17 November 2021


WCQ: Super Eagles may face Egypt, Ghana or Mali in qualifying playoff

The Super Eagles of Nigeria The Super Eagles of Nigeria

The Super Eagles are likely to face North African giants, Egypt, Ghana or Mali in the final phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

This follows a dull one-all draw against minors Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

The Super Eagles went ahead in the tie in the first two minutes thanks to a goal from the in-form striker, Victor Osimhen, however, the Blue Sharks replied three minutes later to level the tie.

With the three-time African champions needing just a point to qualify, fans at the stadium were only relieved after the final whistle.

Having qualified with 13 points, the Super Eagles now face either Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, DR Congo, or Mali for a place in Qatar.

Super Eagles are ranked among the top five best countries in Africa, alongside Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, and current African Algeria and these countries will avoid one another in the next round.

The five winners from the play-off tie will represent the continent in the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar late next year.

The draw will be conducted on December 8th, 2021 while the matches will be played in March 2022.