Posted by Timige, On 8 Mar, 2022 | Updated On 30 Mar, 2022 No Comments »
2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar. So, is Nigeria in the World Cup 2022? This is the question in the mind of football-loving Nigerians. Nigeria soccer fans want to know if their beloved Super Eagle is in for Qatar 2022 football tournament.
The global football competition will be held November 2022 and the question Nigerians should be asking is whether their darling soccer team, the Super Eagle, has qualified.
Has Nigeria Super Eagle qualified for 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Super Eagle of Nigeria started its journey to World Cup 2022 on September 2, 2021. As fifth rated football nation in Africa, Nigeria joined the race for 2022 World Cup finals in the second-round stage of the qualifiers. The first round was played by countries lower in the FIFA ranking for Africa.
Nigeria was in Group C with Cape Verde, Liberia and Central African Republic. Nigeria qualified for the third round with 13 points. Cape Verde had 11 points, Liberia had 6 points and Central African Republic with 4 points.
Here is the summary of the second-round Group C Nigeria matches:
- September 3, 2021 Liberia (home) 2 – 0 Nigeria (away)
- September 7, 2021 Cape Verd (home) 1 – 2 Nigeria (away)
- October 7, 2021 Central African Republic (home) 0 – 1 Nigeria (away)
- October 10, 2021 Nigeria (home) 2 – 0 Central African Republic (away)
- November 13, 2021 Nigeria (home) 2 – 0 Liberia (away)
- November 16, 2021 Nigeria (home) 1 – 1 Cape Verde (away)
What is Left for Nigeria to Qualify for Qatar 2022
After the second round of the Qatar 2022 World cup qualifiers, ten countries are left in the race. Five out of these ten will be going to World Cup 2022.
The countries are Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria, DR Congo and Morocco.
Draw has been made and Nigeria Super Eagle will be slogging it out with Black Star of Ghana to book a place in Qatar 2022.
This match is a must-win for Nigeria. The first leg of the match will be played on 25 of March, 2022 at Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana. The second leg will be played in Nigeria at MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja on 29 March, 2022.
The first leg of World Cup 2022 qualifier play-off match has been played with all-zero draw – Ghana 0 : Nigeria 0. Below is the highlight of the march at Kumashi Stadium.
It is believed by many that Nigeria is on the better side of qualifying as home advantage will count for Super Eagle in the second leg of the match.
Nigeria fails to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup as Ghana played 1 – 1 draw with Nigeria,.
Other pairings for the Africa final showdown for 2022 World Cup qualifiers are:
- Egypt versus Senegal
- Cameroon versus Algeria
- DR Congo versus Morocco
- Mali versus Tunisia
Nigeria is seeking to qualify for her seventh appearance at FIFA most celebrated tournament. Nigeria qualified for World Cup for the first time in 1994 and has missed only one of the seven editions.
Nigeria wade off a troubled build-up to the African Nation Cup, including the sacking of German coach Gernot Rohr, to be the only team among the 24 in Cameroon to win all 3 group matches.
Source: Nigeria World Today
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