FIFA confirm new date for 2022 World Cup qualifiers


World Football governing body FIFA has confirmed that the Super Eagles will begin the Second Round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers on 31 May 2021.

A new date for the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The second round of the qualifiers was initially scheduled for October 2020 but has now been postponed to next year due to the disruption of the football calendar, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to FIFA, the Second Round of the qualifiers end in September 2021.

Meanwhile, the first and second leg of the Third Round will be played between 8 and 16 November 2021.

The Third Round will see the 10 group winners from the Second Round drawn into five home-and-away ties. The winners of each tie advance to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Eagles are drawn in the same group with Cape Verde, Central African Republic, and Liberia for the Second Round of the African qualifiers.

Coach Gernot Rohr and his men will hope to find their way past their rivals in Group C for a chance to feature in the tournament for the seventh time.


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