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Team Facts – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, African Playoffs Draw

Jan 22, 2022

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers Third Round draw will be conducted on Saturday, 22 January 2022 in Douala, Cameroon.

The draw will start at 16:00 local time (15:00 GMT, 17:00 CAT), and will be live on CAF platforms.

The 10 qualified teams will be divided into two levels based on the official FIFA ranking, published in 19 November 2021 as follows:

Level 1: Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria

Level 2: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo

The five highest ranked teams will play against the five least ranked teams (the first leg will be played at home of the lower ranked teams).

Following are the teams World Cup fact sheet, in alphabetic order (in English):

Algeria 2014


Algeria played in FIFA World Cup finals four times (1982, 1986, 2010 and 2014). Their best feat was Round of 16 in Brazil 2014.

In total, Algeria played 13 matches, where they won 3, drew 3 and lost 7. They scored 13 goals and conceded 19 in the process.

Cameroon 1990


Cameroon was the first African team to reach World Cup quarterfinals in Italy 1990. They appeared in seven editions, African record (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014)

In total, Cameroon played 23 matches, where they won 4, drew 7 and lost 12. They scored 18 goals and conceded 43 in the process.

DRC 1974

DR Congo

DR Congo only World Cup appearance was in West Germany in 1974.

DR Congo (Zaire) played 3 World Cup matches; losing them all, scoring none and conceding 14 goals.

Egypt 2018


Egypt was the first African country to reach the FIFA world Cup, in Italy 1934. They appeared in three World Cups (1934, 1990 and 2018).

In total, Egypt played 7 World Cup matches; winning none, drawing twice and losing 5. They scored 5 goals and conceded 12 in the process.

Ghana 2010


Ghana is one of three African teams to play a World Cup quarterfinal, in South Africa 2010. They appeared in the World Cup three times (2006, 2010, 2014)

In total, Ghana played 12 World Cup matches; winning 4, drawing 3 and losing 5. The Black Stars scored 13 goals and conceded 16 in the process.



Mali is the only team in the playoffs that has never played in World Cup finals before.

Morocco 86


Morocco was the first African team to go past the group stage when they reached the Round of 16 in 1986. They appeared in World Cup five times (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998 and 2018)

In total, Morocco played 16 matches, where they won 2, drew 5 and lost 9. They scored 14 goals and conceded 22 in the process.

Nigeria 1994


Nigeria reached the Round of 16 three times, in USA 1994, France 1998 and Brazil 2014. They played in six World Cup editions (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2018)

In total, Nigeria played 21 matches, where they won 6, drew 3 and lost 12. They scored 23 goals and conceded 30 in the process.

Senegal 2002


Senegal are one of the three African teams to reach the World Cup quarterfinals, in Japan / South Koea 2002. They played in the World Cup twice (2002 and 2018)

In total, Senegal played 8 World Cup matches; winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 2. The Teranga Lions scored 11 goals and conceded 10 in the process.

Tunisisa 2002


Tunisia appeared in the World Cup five times (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018)

In total, Tunisia played 15 matches, where they won 2, drew 4 and lost 9. They scored 13 goals and conceded 25 in the process.