All is set for the final round of qualifying games for the next FIFA World Cup tournament taking place in Russia next year. A number of teams have already qualified for the tournament but some will need to fight for their place in the finals scheduled to take place next year.
Only Nigeria and Egypt have qualified for the FIFA World Cup from the African continent. With Africa having three more slots to be filled, it’s going down this weekend in the last round of CAF World Cup Qualifiers.
In Group A, qualification is between Tunisia (13 points) and Congo DR (10 points). Simply put, a draw against Libya will all but secure qualification for the Tunisians. For Congo DR, they will need to get the better of Guinea while hoping that Tunisia lose against the Libyans.
In Group C, two teams are still very much in the running for World Cup qualification, Morocco, currently topping the group with 9 points and Ivory Coast, second in the group with 8 points.
In what will be the most anticipated game on the continent this weekend, Cote d’Ivoire will pay against an unbeaten Morocco side. A win is non-negotiable for the Ivoirians. For the North African side, a draw will be enough to see them through to Russia.
After FIFA ordered a replay of the game between Senegal and South Africa, things in Group D got a bit more interesting. As things stand now, Senegal, unbeaten in 4 games, currently top the group with 8 points.
They’re closely followed by Burkina Faso who have 6 points, Cape Verde Islands also on 6 points and South Africa on 4 points. It’s the most open group in the CAF WCQ campaign and it remains to be seen which country will make it out of this group alive.
In Europe, it’s all about the play-offs. Starting from Thursday through to Tuesday, heavyweights like Italy, Croatia, Sweden and the rest will be battling it out for a ticket to the biggest football competition in the world.
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