The Qualifying for the Qatar World Cup have entered a point of effervescence and those of Africa they are no exception. Great figures of world football still hope to be present at the World Cup and many others have said goodbye to the dream.
From 54 African teams who started the road to Qatar 2022 in September 2019, only 10 survive practically a year after the World Cup fair begins, highlighting the five countries that represented the confederation in the last World Cup in Russia 2018.
Which teams from Africa can go to the 2022 World Cup?
After the end of the second of three phases in the Africa tie they remain alive Congo, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Cameroon and Morocco, countries that will have to face in five keys to round trip to meet the five nations that will be present in Qatar next year.
Are keys will be raffled and once defined, they will be played on March 21 and 29 of the following year, the month in which the 32 guests will be invited to the World Cup tournament that will begin on November 21 and end on December 18.
African stars at risk of not being in Qatar 2022
Although they are 180 minutes away from being able to attend the highest competition in world football, there is also a high risk of being left out, so crashes in the third and final phase of the tie could leave out African stars such as Mohamed salah (Egypt-Liverpool), Sadio mané (Senegal-Liverpool), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal-Napoli), Edouard Mendy (Senegal-Chelsea), Riyad mahrez (Algeria-Manchester City), Ismail Bennacer (Algeria-Milan), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco-Chelsea), Achraf hakimi (Morocco-PSG), and Thomas Partey (Ghana-Arsenal).
The ones we won’t see at the World Cup
The tough and long qualification to the World Cup has already claimed its first victims, since in the second phase international footballers such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon-Arsenal), Naby Keita (Guinea-Liverpool), Nicolas Pépé (Ivory Coast-Arsenal) and Franck kessie (Ivory Coast-Milan).
In addition, it should be noted that the South Africa national team, after finishing second in Group G, was out of the tournament for the third consecutive edition. After the 2010 edition, in which it qualified for being the venue, they have not been in a World Cup again.
African qualifying numbers
After two years and two months of competition, taking into account the first two phases, they have played 148 games and 345 goals scored, leaving an average goal per game of 2.33 goals per game, a number lower than the 3.05 registered in UEFA and the 3.13 reported so far by Concacaf.
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Africa qualifiers. 10 teams fight for 5 places in the World Cup