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2018 World Cup: African sides await tough draw

2018 World Cup
The tournament is scheduled to start on June 14, 2018 and end on July 15, 2018

The seedings for the African draw for the final round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been released by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

The draw has been scheduled to be held on Friday, June 24 at the Caf Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

The final qualifying round will see 20 teams drawn into five groups of four with the top side qualifying for the global showpiece in Russia after the round-robin matches.

Per the seedings released on Thursday based on the latest FIFA rankings, Ghana will not be drawn in the same group with Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Tunisia as those countries have been put in the same pot, Pot 1.

The 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists could, however, meet African giants like Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon and South Africa, who have all graced the world cup.

Below are the seedings for the June 24 draw:

Pot 1:      Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal & Tunisia

Pot 2:      Cape Verde, Egypt, DR Congo, Nigeria & Mali

Pot 3:      Cameroon, Morocco, Guinea, South Africa & Congo 

Pot 4:     Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon & Libya

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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