TUNISIA HANDED TOUGH WORLD CUP GROUP

North African team Tunisia might have to do things the hard way if they are to make the round of 16 stage at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar after they were drawn in a tough group. The Tunisians have been handed a group that includes world champions France. France emerged world champions for the second time in their history when they edged a six-goal thriller against Croatia in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar KylianMbappe all found the back of the net as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second World Cup title.


Tunisia and France are in Group D alongside Denmark and the winner of the inter-confederation playoffs involving Australia, Peru and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Continue reading TUNISIA HANDED TOUGH WORLD CUP GROUP

QATAR: WALES TO POTENTIALLY FACE ENGLAND

Welsh fans will have to wait for some weeks to know whether they will face England at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar just like they did at Euro 2016. Wales still have work to do if they are to take on England at the World Cup tournament later this year.


At Euro 2016, England came from behind to beat Wales 2-1 with goals from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge in the second half. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has scored for the Welsh team three minutes before the half-time interval only for the Roy Hodgson-led England side to overturn the deficit in the second half to secure three points at the end of the Group B encounter. Despite the defeat, Wales finished ahead of England in the group and went all the way to the semifinals before they were eliminated by eventual champions Portugal. For England, their Euro 2016 journey ended with a disappointing exit at the last 16 stage. Continue reading QATAR: WALES TO POTENTIALLY FACE ENGLAND

                       EGUAVOEN FIRES GHANA WARNING AHEAD OF QUALIFIERS

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers fixture slayed between Nigeria and Ghana in a couple of weeks, the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has fired a stern warning to the Black Stars of Ghana that they will be playing to win the two games. Nigeria head coach Augustine Eguavoen has made it known that they will be looking to beat Ghana both home and away next month.


The two West African giants will meet in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, with Ghana scheduled to host Nigeria in the first-leg clash on March 25. The second-leg encounter is set to be played in Nigeria on March 29 and the winner on aggregate will book their spot in the finals which will be hosted by Qatar later this year. Eguavoen stated that he is a full-blooded Nigerian and says that when asked the question, he would, without having a second thought, immediately insist that his side deserve to participate at this year’s World Cup. Continue reading                        EGUAVOEN FIRES GHANA WARNING AHEAD OF QUALIFIERS

FIRST PHASE TICKETS SALE CLOSES

The first phase of tickets sale for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 closed with a massive request for tickets. There were well over 17 million ticket requests, with the final receiving about 1.8 million requests alone. In spite of the Qatari nation being a small country in terms of population, the country saw the biggest ticket requests among Nations.

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Brazil, Argentina, the US, England, France, and surprisingly India were some of the other Nations that helped push up this number. Despite various talks about the decision to award hosting rights to non-footballing nations like Qatar, this is the largest first phase ticket application that has ever been received. This goes to show how much the world is ready for the world cup.
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WHAT ECUADOR MUST DO TO QUALIFY

Ecuador have their sights set on a place at this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar and they still have some work to do to to achieve that qualification from the South American section.

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The South American qualifying campaign for World Cup tournaments is always unique and the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar is not an exception. There are ten teams in the region and they face each other two in an home-and-away format to decide the teams that will represent the region at the World Cup tournament. At the end of the qualifiers, the first four teams will qualify automatically, while the fifth team on the standings will need to navigate the inter-confederation play-off to qualify.
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