The five African teams which qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, namely Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon and Ghana, have found out which countries they will initially encounter after the draw took place on Friday 02 April at the Doha Convention and Exhibition Centre. The African teams will feature in groups A, D, F, G and H as shown in the picture above.
The first games will be played on Monday 21 November 2022, the host nation Qatar commencing this exciting tournament by playing against Ecuador at the Lusail Stadium, 15km north of Qatar’s capital city, Doha. Senegal will face both these teams for a place in round 2. Tunisia will face defending champions, France and Denmark plus an unknown team which could be Peru, Australia or the UAE. Morocco will challenge Canada, Belgium and Croatia, while Cameroon will face Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia. The last African nation, Ghana, will be challenging Portugal, Uruguay and Korea Republic.
Two nations to watch closely will be Brazil and Cameroon – the clash between these two teams will be the last game in the first round for Group G. This is a particularly challenging time for Cameroon which literally qualified in the last few minutes of their game against Algeria. Cameroon was the African nation to reach the last eight of a World Cup in 1990, and at Qatar 2022 they will be meeting Brazil for a third time in the global arena on 2 December at the Lusail Stadium.
The key dates are:
November 21 to 24: first day of the group stage
November 25 to 28: second day of the group stage
December 29 to 2: Third day of the group stage
December 3-6: Round of 16
December 9-10: Quarterfinals
December 13 and 14: Semi-finals
December 18: World Cup final.
The games will be played at various stadiums around Qatar, namely:
Al-Khor, Al-Bayt Stadium (60,000 seats)
Al Rayyan, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (40,000 seats)
Al-Wakrah, Al-Janoub Stadium (40,000 seats)
Doha, 974 Stadium (40,000 seats)
Doha, Al-Thumama Stadium (40,000 seats)
Doha, Education City Stadium (40,000 seats)
Doha, Khalifa International Stadium (40,000 seats)
Lusail, Lusail Iconic Stadium (80,000 seats), specially created in Doha for the event, this stadium will host the first game between Qatar and Ecuador and the final event of the competition.
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