Nigeria Gets Tough World Cup Qualifying Seeding

Nigeria‘s hope of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup looks set to get even tougher after being placed in pot two of the qualifying seedings.

African champions Cote d’ivoire are named among the top seeds, along with 2014 Fifa World Cup quarter finalists, Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal.Cameroon, Morocco, Guinea, South Africa and Congo are confirmed in Pot Three, while Uganda, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Gabon and Libya find themselves in Pot Four.

The Super Eagles are in for a tough 2018 World Cup qualifying draw
The Super Eagles are in for a tough 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

With this, the Super Eagles are likely to face Algeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire or Senegal as they hope to secure their sixth World Cup ticket.The seedings for the Third Round ties – to be held on June 24 in Cairo were determined based on a special edition of the Fifa World Rankings released on 8 June 2016 to allow the inclusion the results of the Africa Cup of Nations qualification games played between 3–5 June 2016.

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The 20 teams will be drawn into five groups of four teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches with the winners of each group picking a ticket for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.This round of qualification will be played from 3 October 2016 to 14 November 2017.

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