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Egypt placed in Pot 1 for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

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Egypt have retained their position as the 6th highest African side in the world rankings, making them a pot 1 team for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

With no international breaks since the last update, there has been little in the way of change across the board in the FIFA rankings monthly update.

Despite this, the ranking still holds a lot of weight for African teams as the current installment is what will be used to determine the pots for the .

In 51st place overall, Egypt are the 6th highest African side and as such find themselves in pot 1 for the draw.

The full set of pots is as follows:

Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Pot 2: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cape Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, and the Congo.

Pot 3: Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau.

Pot 4: Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti

The full draw takes place on January 21st 2020 in a Cairo hotel.

Match Reporter and Editor at KingFut.com. Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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