The Confederation of African Football (CAF), following consultations with football’s world governing body FIFA, has given the green light for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to commence in Africa from May 2021.
A total of 40 teams will be in contention for the five slots at stake in Qatar 2022; in what many are already tagging as potentially the richest World Cup in history.
The qualifiers will commence between 31st May and 15th June 2021 with the Day 1 and 2 matches.
Then from 30th August till 7th September, the Day 3 & 4 matches are expected to take place with Day 5 and 6 matches fixed for 4-12 October 2021.
The ultimate playoff matches to decide Africa big five have been scheduled between the 8-16 November 2021.
Source: Sports Zone