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Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2020

Super Eagles In Pot 1 Ahead Of 2022 Qatar Wold Cup Qualifiers draw

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By Amaechi Agbo

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Pot 1 ahead of the draw for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The draw will hold in Cairo Egypt today
The Gernot Rohr tutored side have retained their position as the 3rd highest African side in the FIFA world rankings, making them a pot 1 team for the 2022 World Cup races.
With no international breaks since the last update, there has been little in the way of change across the board in the FIFA monthly rankings update.
Despite this, the ranking still holds a lot of weight for African teams as the current instalment is what will be used to determine the pots for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
In 31st place overall, Nigeria are the 3rd highest African side and as such find themselves in pot 1 for the draw along with Senegal, Tunisia ranked 1st and 2nd respectively.
Gernot Rohr’s men garnered a total of 1493 points to stay as the third-best team in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia.
A total of 40 teams will slug it out in the race which will be paired into ten groups.
The full set of pots released by CAF ahead of the draw shows that is as follows: Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Pot 2: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cape Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, and the Congo.
Pot 3 is made up of Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, while Pot 4 have the likes of Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti

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