Eagles know Qatar 2022 play-off foes Jan 22

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The Confederation of African Football has announced January 22 as date for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers play-off draws.

The draw will take place in Douala, Cameroon.

There are still 10 teams in contention following the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualification.

The 10 qualified teams will be divided into two levels based on the official FIFA ranking, published in November 2021.

The five highest-ranked teams – Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria – will play against the five least ranked teams – Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo – with the first leg to be played at the home of the lower-ranked teams.

Also, CAF announced that the draws for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will be done on January 21.

Ivory Coast is the host of the 2023 AFCON, the second time the country will host the event, having hosted the continent first in 1984.

The preliminary round of the qualifiers would be played by a knock-out system and would include the lower-ranked teams in accordance with the FIFA rankings. The teams qualified from this round will then reach the group stage composed of 48 teams.