2018 FIFA World Cup draw To hold On Friday TrendyVoice

21 June 2016

2018 FIFA World Cup draw To hold On Friday




THE draw for the qualifying tournament for the
2018 World Cup in Russia will be staged Friday
by 4pm Nigerian time at the CAF headquarters in
Cairo, Egypt.



Twenty teams will be drawn into five groups of
four teams each to play on home and away basis
from October 2016 to November 2017 with the
overall winners advancing to the World Cup.



The qualifiers include Algeria,Cote d'Ivoire,
Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa,
Mali, Guinea, Cape Verde and Cameroon.



Nigeria have qualified for five World Cups
previously – 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has sworn to
ensure Nigeria qualifies for the Mundial. "We will
do everything humanly possible to ensure our
qualification," Pinnick said.



Meanwhile, The world football governing body
FIFA has released the special ranking for African
teams ahead of the draw for the 2018 FIFA World
Cup qualifiers.



According to the new rankings, the Super Eagles
of Nigeria are likely to be in pot three that
includes Congo, Morocco, Mali and South Africa.
Algeria, Cote d' Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Egypt
are the top seeded teams for the continent and
are drawn in pot one.



Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Congo Democratic
Republic, Guinea and Cameroon are drawn in pot
two.




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