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World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers play-off draw: how and where to watch, times, TV, online

10 African nations have their hopes pinned on being part of the five sides who can progress to the 2022 Qatar World Cup as they discover their pairings in the play-off draw.

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Ten African nations have advanced to the third and final hurdle in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup with five play-off finals set to decide what teams make the trip to the Gulf nation next November.

**Follow the draw live**

The play-off games will be played on a home and away basis (match-dates will be staged March 24-29) and teams will be seeded in accordance to their latest FIFA rankings. Of the ten involved nations, only Mali have never appeared at a World Cup finals before with DR Congo featuring as Zaire in 1974. 

Five sides from pot 1 will be pitted against five nations from pot 2.

Pot 1) Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria & Nigeria

Mali's forward Ibrahima Kone (2nd R) salutes with his teammates as they celebrate him scoring his team's second goal during the Group F Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Mali and Mauritania at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 20,
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Mali's forward Ibrahima Kone (2nd R) salutes with his teammates as they celebrate him scoring his team's second goal during the Group F Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Mali and Mauritania at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 20,CHARLY TRIBALLEAUAFP

Pot 2) Egypt, Mali, DR Congo, Ghana & Cameroon

When is the draw for the World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers play-off draw?

The World Cup African qualifiers play-off draw will be staged in Douala (Cameroon) on Saturday, 22 January, 2022 with proceedings getting underway at 16:30 (CET).

That’s 08:30 ET and 05:30 PT.

Find out here what time the draw starts where you are in the world.

Where can I watch the World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers play-off draw?

No matter where in the world you are, the African Qualifiers play-off draw can be accessed via the CAF YouTube feed.

World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers play-off draw: live with AS USA

Undoubtedly the best platform to follow the cup draw is to tune into AS USA. We will be on hand to bring all the thrills and spills as the balls are drawn live from Douala. Our English-language coverage will start approximately an hour before the draw.

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