2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification - CAF

Discussion in 'CAF: Tournaments' started by dinamo_zagreb, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    African qualification for the 2022 World Cup kicked off this week. Qualifying format is changed once again, back to 2014 format, with first round followed by group stage of 10 groups with four teams each with group winners qualifying for playoff round of five ties where winners qualify to the Finals.

    First round looks like this after first legs:
    Ethiopia - Lesotho 0-0 VIDEO
    Somalia - Zimbabwe 1-0 VIDEO
    Eritrea - Namibia 1-2 VIDEO
    Burundi - Tanzania 1-1 VIDEO
    Djibouti - Eswatini 2-1 VIDEO
    Botswana - Malawi 0-0
    Gambia - Angola 0-1 VIDEO
    Liberia - Sierra Leone 3-1 VIDEO
    Mauritius - Mozambique 0-1 VIDEO
    Sao Tome e Principe - Guinea Bissau 0-1 VIDEO
    South Sudan - Equatorial Guinea 1-1 VIDEO
    Comoros - Togo 1-1 VIDEO
    Chad - Sudan 1-3 VIDEO
    Seychelles - Rwanda 0-3 VIDEO

    Huge upset in Djibouti where Somalia (can't play their home games at home) recorded their first ever World Cup win, over best seeded team of this round, Zimbabwe.

    Return legs and end of road for 14 teams is coming in next few days. FIFA.com has all of the games on their youtube channel.
     
  2. andregunts

    andregunts Member

    Real Madrid
    Jamaica
    Jun 13, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    Thank God FIFA have been broadcasting games - I Love it
     
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  3. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Lesotho, Burundi, South Sudan and Sierra Leone are out after yesterday's matches.
     
  4. LargeGuyBobby

    LargeGuyBobby New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Oct 7, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Had to make a new acct for some reason couldn't open my old. But I'm back!
     
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  5. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Group stage draw was held this week.

    Group A
    Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti
    Group B
    Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea
    Group C
    Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia
    Group D
    Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Mozambique, Malawi
    Group E
    Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda
    Group F
    Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Angola
    Group G
    Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia
    Group H
    Senegal, Congo, Namibia, Togo
    Group I
    Morocco, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan
    Group J
    DR Congo, Benin, Madagascar, Tanzania

    First matches will be played in October window (moved from March window due to change of Cup of Nations schedule).

    Group winners will progress into final round (5 matches with winners qualifying to Qatar 2022).
     
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  6. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Who wins each group

    My predictions

    A- Algeria
    B- Toss up between Tunisia and Zambia but give me Zambia in an upset

    C- Nigeria
    D- Toss up between Cameroon and Ivory Coast; but I will go with Ivory Coast

    E- Toss up between Mali and Uganda but I will go with Mali

    F- Egypt

    G- Ghana

    H- Senegal

    I- Morocco

    J- DR Congo
     
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  7. jcsc

    jcsc Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    When does the games schedule come out?
     
  8. voiceoflg

    voiceoflg Member+

    Dec 8, 2005
  9. voiceoflg

    voiceoflg Member+

    Dec 8, 2005
  10. foot2021

    foot2021 New Member

    Tochigi SC
    Japan
    Jun 6, 2021
    Hi! I found the valuable football match video.
    Uzbekistan against Nigeria 1995.
    FK kicked by Qosimov is amazing!
    Nigeria is very strong.
    Ikpeba and Kanu get goal.
    West,Oliseh,Amokachi play.

    I wish Nigeria to be the first Champion of FIFA WC in Africa.
     
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  11. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    For us Africans, qualifying on the African continent doesn't start until September 2021 and wraps up in November 2021 well this is for like 2nd round of qualifying. Then the round after that is home and away playoffs. Group winners go on to the 3rd round and are drawn together in home and away playoffs. Winners of that qualify for Qatar. Either way I just can't wait until African qualifying starts up.
     
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  12. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    #12 Kamtedrejt, Sep 1, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2021
    For what's it worth here are my predictions:

    1) Algeria
    2) Burkina Faso
    3) Niger
    4) Djibouti

    1) Tunisia
    2) Zambia
    3) Mauretania
    4) Equatorialguinea

    1) Nigeria
    2) Cape Verdy
    3) Liberia
    4) Central African Republic

    1) Côte d'Ivoire
    2) Cameroon
    3) Malawi
    4) Mozambique

    1) Mali
    2) Uganda
    3) Kenya
    4) Rwanda

    1) Egypt
    2) Gabon
    3) Angola
    4) Libya

    1) Ghana
    2) South Africa
    3) Zimbabwe
    4) Ethiopia

    1) Senegal
    2) Namibia
    3) Congo
    4) Togo

    1) Morocco
    2) Sudan
    3) Guinea
    4) Guinea-Bissau

    1) DR Congo
    2) Madagascar
    3) Benin
    4) Tanzania

    I think the top seeds will dominate. I have only Ivory Coast from pot two going through.
    I thought long time about adding Zambia but I think Tunisia will barely scrape through.

    I think unless they get drawn with each other Algeria, Morocco, Senegal and Nigeria have as of now bright prospects to qualify eventually.

    However playoffs are always tricky and a lot will depend on match form and also luck.
     
  13. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Ghana beat Ethiopia 1-0. It was an ugly win. Very lucky goal fumbling a shot. So bad Ethiopia changed goalies at the half.
     
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  14. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Indeed was not a good game to watch.
    The next game will get interesting as it's away in South Africa and all English Premier League based players will be missing.
     
  15. voiceoflg

    voiceoflg Member+

    Dec 8, 2005
  16. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    Ghana looked much better against Zimbabwe in Rajevac's first game and with their players back.
    Could this be the turning point in Ghana's campaign?
     
  17. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    I hope so. The other coach was still tryna play a 442 and was tryna make players from his former domestic club internationals.

    Btw, why are there so many journeymen coaches from the former Yugoslavia
     

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