NFF boss reveals FIFA Ranking for November will be used for 2022 World Cup play-offs draw

Published on: 09 December 2021

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that the FIFA Rankings for November will be used for draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-offs.

The play-off draw will be held in January 26, 2022 as Ghana awaits its next opponent in the World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars secured qualification to the playoffs beating South Africa in the final group game at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to progress to the play-offs.

At CAF’s Executive Council meeting held last month it has been determined that the FIFA Ranking for November will be used for the draw.

“What the CAF congress agreed on for the 2022 World Cup playoffs round in March 2022 is that the November FIFA rankings will be used during the draw in January 2022,” Pinnick explained.

The first leg fixtures will take place at the lower-ranked team’s home.

The higher teams that have qualified for the playoffs are Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria.

The lower-ranked teams are Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Congo DR.