World Cup Qualifying
FIFA Region
CAF
Season
2022
Location
Africa
Abbreviation
CAF

Summary

September 2019, all 54 FIFA affiliated national teams from CAF (Confederation of African Football) started qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Seedings (2019 CAF Seedings table) for the first 2 qualification rounds were based on FIFA World Rankings (July 2019).

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2019 CAF Seedings
CountryFIFA
Rank
CAF
Rank
Senegal201
Tunisia292
Nigeria333
Algeria404
Morocco415
Egypt496
Ghana507
Cameroon538
Congo DR569
Côte d'Ivoire5710
Mali5911
Burkina Faso6112
South Africa7013
Guinea7514
Cape Verde Islands7615
Uganda8016
Zambia8117
Benin8218
Gabon9019
Congo9120
Madagascar9621
Niger10422
Libya10523
Mauritania10624
Kenya10725
Central African Republic11126
Zimbabwe11227
Sierra Leone11428
Mozambique11629
Namibia12130
Angola12231
Guinea-Bissau12332
Malawi12633
Togo12834
Sudan12935
Rwanda13336
Tanzania13737
Equatorial Guinea13938
Eswatini13939
Lesotho14440
Comoros14641
Botswana14742
Burundi14843
Ethiopia15044
Liberia15245
Mauritius15746
Gambia16147
South Sudan16948
Chad17549
São Tomé e Principe18550
Seychelles19251
Djibouti19552
Somalia20253
Eritrea20254

Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
1st Round28national teams ranked 27-54 the in CAF 14 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances
2nd Round40national teams ranked 1-26 in CAF14 winners from 1st Round10 groups of 4 with Home/Away matches against each team in group
3rd Round10 10 group winners from 2nd Round5 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals earns World Cup 2022 berth

1st Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateEritrea () 14 Namibia () 
04.09.19Eritrea 12 NamibiaDenden Stadium
10.09.19Namibia 20 EritreaSam Nujoma Stadium
AggregateEthiopia () 11 Lesotho () 
04.09.19Ethiopia 00 LesothoBahir Dar Stadium
08.09.19Lesotho 11 EthiopiaSetsoto Stadium
 Ethiopia advances w/more away goals (1-0) 
AggregateBurundi () 22 Tanzania () 
04.09.19Burundi 11 TanzaniaStade Intwar
08.09.19Tanzania 11 BurundiBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
 Tanzania advances on PKs (3-0) 
AggregateSouth Sudan () 12 Equatorial Guinea () 
04.09.19South Sudan 11 Equatorial GuineaAl-Hilal Stadium
08.09.19Equatorial Guinea 10 South SudanNuevo Estadio de Malabo
AggregateMauritius () 03 Mozambique () 
04.09.19Mauritius 01 MozambiqueStade Anjalay
10.09.19Mozambique 20 MauritiusEstádio do Zimpeto
AggregateDjibouti () 21 Eswatini () 
04.09.19Djibouti 21 EswatiniStade du Ville
10.09.19Eswatini 00 DjiboutiMavuso Sports Centre
AggregateSão Tomé e Principe () 13 Guinea-Bissau () 
04.09.19São Tomé e Principe 01 Guinea-BissauEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho
10.09.19Guinea-Bissau 21 São Tomé e PrincipeEstádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
AggregateLiberia () 32 Sierra Leone () 
04.09.19Liberia 31 Sierra LeoneSamuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex
08.09.19Sierra Leone 10 LiberiaBrookfields National Stadium
AggregateSeychelles () 010 Rwanda () 
05.09.19Seychelles 03 RwandaStade Linité
10.09.19Rwanda 70 SeychellesStade Régional de Nyamirambo
AggregateChad () 13 Sudan () 
05.09.19Chad 13 SudanStade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
10.09.19Sudan 00 ChadStade de Al-Merrikh
AggregateSomalia () 23 Zimbabwe () 
05.09.19Somalia 10 ZimbabweStade du Ville
10.09.19Zimbabwe 31 SomaliaBarbourfields Stadium
AggregateComoros () 13 Togo () 
06.09.19Comoros 11 TogoStade de Moroni
10.09.19Togo 20 ComorosStade de Kégué
AggregateGambia () 13 Angola () 
06.09.19Gambia 01 AngolaIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
10.09.19Angola 21 GambiaEstádio 11 de Novembro
AggregateBotswana () 01 Malawi () 
07.09.19Botswana 00 MalawiKamuzu Stadium
10.09.19Malawi 10 BotswanaKamuzu Stadium