The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, African Qualifiers Third Round draw will be conducted today 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, Cameroun, 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 the home of the lower-ranked teams).
Following are the team’s World Cup fact sheet, in alphabetic order (in English):
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 three, drew three and lost seven. They scored 13 goals and conceded 19 in the process.
Cameroon was the first African team to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in Italy in 1990. They appeared in seven editions, African record (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014).
In total, Cameroun played 23 matches, where they won four, drew seven and lost 12. They scored 18 goals and conceded 43 in the process.
DR Congo only World Cup appearance was in West Germany in 1974.
DR Congo (Zaire) played three World Cup matches; losing them all, scoring none and conceding 14 goals.
Egypt was the first African country to reach the FIFA World Cup, in Italy in 1934. They appeared in three World Cups (1934, 1990 and 2018).
In total, Egypt played seven World Cup matches; winning none, drawing twice and losing five. They scored five goals and conceded 12 in the process.
Ghana is one of three African teams to play a World Cup quarterfinal, in South Africa in 2010. They appeared in the World Cup three times (2006, 2010, 2014).
In total, Ghana played 12 World Cup matches; winning four, drawing three and losing five. 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 the World Cup finals before.
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 two, drew five and lost nine. They scored 14 goals and conceded 22 in the process.
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 three and lost 12. They scored 23 goals and conceded 30 in the process.
Senegal are one of the three African teams to reach the World Cup quarterfinals, in Japan / South Korea 2002. They played in the World Cup twice (2002 and 2018)
In total, Senegal played eight World Cup matches; winning three, drawing three and losing two. The Teranga Lions scored 11 goals and conceded 10 in the process.
Tunisia appeared in the World Cup five times (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018)
In total, Tunisia played 15 matches, where they won two, drew four and lost nine. They scored 13 goals and conceded 25 in the process.