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→
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.
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. Continue reading FIRST PHASE TICKETS SALE CLOSES→
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.
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. Continue reading WHAT ECUADOR MUST DO TO QUALIFY→
North Macedonia made their debut at a major tournament at Euro 2020 this summer and they can make it two successive major tournaments by qualifying for the World Cup 2022 tournament on Qatari soil.
It was always going to be a tall order for North Macedonia when they were drawn with four-time World Cup winners Germany in Group J as far as the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 tournament is concerned. North Macedonia were in the same group with Germany, Romania, Lichtenstein, Armenia and Iceland. Continue reading NORTH MACEDONIA PLAYOFF ROUTE DETERMINED→
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi is a big doubt for the upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers for Argentina in the South American section after he picked up an injury during the league clash with French champions Lille on Friday.
Messi had to be substituted at the halftime interval as a result of the injury and that forced him to miss the Champions League clash with RB Leipzig from the German Bundesliga. The little Argentine wizard left the pitch with PSG trailing 1-0 to Lille thanks to the first half strike from Canada national team player Jonathan David, but the French Ligue 1 leaders were able to turn things around in the final quarter of the game. Continue reading MESSI DOUBTFUL FOR URUGUAY, BRAZIL GAMES→