Friday, 24 June 2016

Breaking: Group of death! Nigeria drawn Zambia, Cameroun and Algeria in FIFA World Cup group B qualifier



Super Eagles of Nigeria has drawn Zambia, Cameroun and Algeria in FIFA World Cup group B that was released some me minutes ago.

Only one of the teams will qualify for the World Cup after facing each other twice home and away.
The draw, held in Cairo on Friday, had 20 teams from four pots placed in five groups of four teams each.

The five group winners will qualify for the World Cup that will be held in Russia in 2018.
Nigeria were in Pot 2 and drew Algeria from the top pot (A), Cameroon from Pot 3 and Zambia from Pot 4.

The Super Eagles are reunited with Algeria in World Cup qualifiers. Back in 1993, Nigeria topped the USA ’94 qualifying group that included Algeria, as the Eagles reached their first ever senior World Cup.
Nigeria back then defeated Algeria 4-1 in Lagos and got the draw they needed in the final group game in Algeria to qualify.

The Super Eagles played a draw with then defending champions Zambia in the group phases of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, before Nigeria went on to win the title.
The two countries also met at the final of the 1994 AFCON, with Nigeria winning a tight game 2-1 in Tunis.

Cameroon and Nigeria have been traditional rivals for ages but have usually avoided each other at World Cup qualifiers.

In the other African Russia 2018 qualifying groups, Tunisia, Libya, DR Congo and Guinea face off in Group A; while Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco, Mali and Gabon are in Group C.
Senegal head Group D, with South Africa,  Burkina Faso and Vape Verde as the other teams.
Ghana are the top team in Group E, competing with Egypt, Congo and Uganda.
The qualifiers start in October.