OFFICIAL: Egypt in Pot 2 for African World Cup qualifiers draw
Egypt have been placed in Pot 2 for the African World Cup qualifiers draw, according to the FIFA rankings released on Wednesday.
Egypt came seventh in the FIFA ‘special’ rankings released on June 8, which included the results of the CAF qualifiers games played between 3-5 June.
The Egyptian team have failed to avoid the toughest sides after being placed in Pot 2, and are now likely to feature in a difficult group.
The Pharaohs could face Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal or Tunisia, who will be in Pot 1 as they secured the top five rankings among the qualified African teams.
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) June 8, 2016
Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia
Cape Verde, Egypt, Congo DR, Nigeria, Mali
Cameroon, Morocco, Guinea, South Africa, Congo
Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon, Libya
— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) June 9, 2016
The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw will be held on June 24 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo. The 20 teams will be drawn into five four-team groups with the winner of each group advancing to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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