2022 World Cup: Africa's opening group stage qualifiers delayed

Five African countries will fit the bill for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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The initial gathering matches of Africa's passing effort for the 2022 World Cup have been delayed. 

The gathering phase of the qualifiers were expected to be played in June yet Fifa has affirmed the mission will presently begin in September. 

"Contemplating the current interruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to guarantee ideal playing conditions for all groups, it has been chosen to delay the African qualifiers for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 that were expected to be played in June 2021," football's reality administering body posted on its site. 

"The qualifiers are presently planned to occur in the current windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022."

As far as it matters for its the Confederation of African Football (Caf) said it will be "reconsidering its conventions and cycles to improve the execution of Covid-related conventions, including explicitly zeroing in on pre-match testing which had been the wellspring of certain difficulties in past windows." 

An aggregate of 40 African countries are offering for one of five spots for the landmass at the finals in Qatar. 

The groups asylum been brought into 10 gatherings of four countries with just the pool victors advancing to a last play-off stage to choose the groups going to Qatar. 

The defer will permit a few nations more opportunity to overhaul their stadia to a standard that will permit them to have coordinates instead of playing outside their boundaries.

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