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CAF World Cup Qualifiers: Who advances after a final day of group stage?

And then there’s 10. Africa Football Confederation’s 2022 World Cup qualifier last week did not disappoint. When the ten groups are done playing and determine who will advance to the final playoff round. there are so many potential points of discussion and too much controversy. But we expected that, right? The right?

The last day of the second round had four of the ten points of the third round to take, and it was packed with fireworks.

Which CAF teams have improved?

  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Mali
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Morocco
  • Congo DR

Senegal and Morocco made it to the finals very comfortably. They were eligible during the October break. They were eventually joined by Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali, Egypt, Ghana and the DRC in this window.

Egypt were narrowly eliminated, a 2-2 draw against Angola giving them the lead. Amazingly, they have come this far that Mo Salah is yet to score in qualifying. Mali made it through but needed help to do it. The draw between Uganda and Kenya opened the door and they continued to beat Rwanda with a score of 3-0 to reach the final round.

But, of course, there was controversy. DR Congo had a “punishment” is called against Benin in an important match between the top two teams of Group J, giving them the lead after 10 minutes. The match ended 2-0 in favor of DR Congo. Then there was Ghana and South Africa, not the most fun match but there was a dramatic penalty kick that annoyed South African fans.

As of Wednesday, South Africa has yet to accept the results, Complain to FIFA and request a replay of the match. However, Ghana, if the result is 1-0, is the ones laughing all through the final game. It would be a sad ending for South Africa. They lead the group into the final round, and just don’t lose.

For both Benin and South Africa, these penalty decisions will have major implications and those key talking points will ultimately be why, despite great campaigns, both sides are absent. face and will have to wait another 4 years.

Nigeria drew with Cape Verde to get through. But despite the third qualifying round, fans are pessimistic about the chances of the 2022 World Cup. They look boring and unattractive. Sure they scored three and took four from Liberia and Cape Verde, but two of those three goals were penalties, and after scoring in the first minute against Cape Verde, they had only 90 minutes to go. Tunisia secured their place in the third round, rioting against Zambia won 3-1, Algeria drew 2-2 against Burkina Faso, took their place in the third round.

In the final battle, the two traditional powers went head to head. Cameroon beat Ivory Coast 1-0, won first place and defeated a talented opponent from Ivory Coast. It was a big game for Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, who has been instrumental in keeping an Ivory Coast squad solid.

What happens next in CAF

All 10 teams were drawn into two pots, based on their world rankings and then drawn for a two-way tie. Winners go to Qatar, losers go home.

Pot 1

Pot 2

Senegal

Morocco

Algeria

Nigeria

Tunisia

Egypt

Ghana

Mali

Cameroon

DR Congo

However, the chaos is just beginning as the third round won’t take place until March 2022, following the Cup of African Nations in January. Some teams will seek revenge by trying to be one of the five teams that qualified for the World Cup from Africa.

Guess

Well, I could easily go out and tell you who I want to qualify for the World Cup but I have to remind you that I’m actually a pro, sometimes. As long as Nigeria qualifies and chaos ensues, I will be a very happy man.

So what do we do now? Hold your breath and be patient now. As March 2022 begins, bring all the action, drama, goals, high and low lights.

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