Initially scheduled for June, the first two days of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the Africa zone will finally take place next September.
” Taking into account the challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the concern to guarantee optimal playing conditions for all participating teams, are at the origin of this postponement, ” CAF said in A press release.
This decision taken in consultation with FIFA will completely shift the program of the African teams. Thus, the World Cup qualifiers will take place “ during the international windows of September, October and November 2021, as well as March 2022 . “