SPORTS DAY: Tough run to World Cup 2022 for Bafana


SPORTS DAY: Tough run to World Cup 2022 for Bafana

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Poor ranking will hurt Bafana

Bafana Bafana will discover their pathway to a potential 2022 World Cup finals place in the new year, but SA’s poor ranking will guarantee a tough task in the bid to qualify for Qatar. The draw for the group phase of the African qualifiers has now finally been set for Cairo on January 7‚ where  Bafana will be among 40 teams to be drawn into 10 groups of four. Fifa rankings will be used to determine the seedings and given that Bafana are outside the list of the top 10 teams on the continent‚ despite a quarterfinal place at the African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt earlier this year‚ they will not be in the top tier...

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