World Cup 2022 Q: Burundi, Tanzania To Clash In The First Round, Rwanda To Face Seychelles

East African neighbors Tanzania and Burundi will clash in the first round of the 2020 Fifa World Cup qualifiers for the Africa zone.

The confederation, Caf, conducted the draws for the first phase of the continental qualifier on Monday mid-morning in Cairo Egypt.

28 teams that were lowly-ranked on the continent were drawn against each other with the aim of getting the best 14 from the lot.

The 14 winners will join the continent’s top-ranked 26 sides, who have been exempted from the initial round of qualifiers. Those 40 teams will then be split into ten groups of four for the second qualifying

The ten winners of those groups will then be drawn against each other in home-and-away fixtures, with the five victors advancing to Qatar 2022.

Other Cecafa countries, Rwanda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan also begin from this stage.

The first legs will be played on Monday 2nd September and return eight
days later.

Round one fixtures;


Ethiopia vs Lesotho
Somalia vs Zimbabwe
Eritrea vs Namibia
Burundi vs Tanzania
Djibouti vs Eswatini
Botswana vs Malawi
Gambia vs Angola
Liberia         vs Sierra Leone
Mauritius vs Mozambique
São Tomé and Príncipe vs Guinea-Bissau
South Sudan vs Equatorial Guinea
Comoros vs Togo
Chad vs Sudan
Seychelles vs Rwanda


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