The suspense will be lifted in a few hours. The draw for the deciding round of the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will take place today, Saturday, in Douala, in conjunction with the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Morocco will finally know its adversary, to actively prepare for the play-offs which will take place in March.
The 10 qualified teams will be divided into two levels according to the official FIFA ranking, published on November 19, 2021 as follows: Level 1: Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria and Level 2: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo.
The five highest-ranked teams will face the five lowest-ranked teams (the first leg will be played at the homes of the lowest-ranked teams).
Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, DR Congo, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Mali have reserved their places at the end of the qualifying group stages.
During the play-offs, the national team will therefore come up against either Egypt, Mali, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo or even Ghana, during the decisive round of the African qualifiers.
The draw for the final stages of the World Cup will take place on April 1, 2022 in Doha, when all the qualified teams will be known.
A total of 32 nations will participate in the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar from November 2022. Qatar automatically qualifies as hosts and the other 31 finalists will emerge from regional qualifiers held around the world.