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Who can catch Liverpool's Mohamed Salah atop the scoring chart? His departure to AFCON may help his pursuers like Jota, Kane and Lukaku make up some ground.But January could be the month that sees others cut into his sizeable advantage with Salah departing to join Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. If Egypt advances to the Feb. 6 final, it could mean a month's absence for Salah and a chance for the pursuers to make a race of it.
Five nations may send Africa to the World Cup 2022 to Qatar. These are determined in five play-off games in March 2022, among other things between Senegal and Egypt, Cameroon and Algeria, and Ghana and Nigeria.
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While in Europe already established that Portugal or Italy must pursue the World Cup 2022 in front of the TV, Africa now also knows that at least two large nations of the continent can not participate in the World Cup finals in Qatar.
The decline on the weekend revealed that, among other things, the two stars of the FC Liverpool, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah, with the Senegal and Egypt have to fight a place. In another hammer duel, Cameroon and Algeria meet each other, the current organizer of the Africa Cup and its remote title carrier. The play-off game between Ghana and Nigeria is one with two of the best teams of the continent. In addition, either Mali and Tunisia is safe to fly to Qatar. Also Morocco and the DR Congo make a World Cup participant among themselves.
Premier League stars set for 'exceptional' Africa Cup of Nations
Premier League trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez will be star attractions in Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, which promises to be "exceptional" according to the top football official in the continent. The 36-match group phase kicks off on January 9 at the newly built Olembe Stadium in Yaounde and the tournament concludes at the same 60,000-seat venue on February 6 with the final. Champions Algeria top a 24-team cast that includes former title-holders Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia.
The games will be held between 23 and 29 March 2022, each with a backing up and a return match.
ivory coast already excreted in the previous qualifier
for the play-offs qualified the ten group first of the first decision-making round. In each team, four teams in a group each occurred - among other things, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast had landed in a group. After the Ivory Coast decided the first direct duel for itself, but had opened against Mozambique (0: 0), Cameroon was enough on the last matchday of home win against the "elephants" to finish the group in rank 1. The current Africa Cup in Cameroon has no direct impact on the World Cup qualification.
Since this November 16, 2021, it is already clear that the World Cup will take place without African top game such as Sebastien Haller, Wilfried Zaha or Franck Kessié. Soon, either Mané or Salah will join this list.
The World Cup play-offs in Africa at a glance:
Egypt against Senegal
Ghana against Nigeria
Mali against Tunisien
DR Congo against Morocco
Cameroon against Algeria
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Thanks to Salah: Egypt retains the nerves in penalties and stands in the Africa Cup Quarter Finals .
thanks to a nervous Mohamed Salah, Egypt sat through in the duel against the Ivory Coast in penalties and moved with 5: 4 IE into the Africa Cup quarter-finals . There is Morocco waits. © AFP Via Getty Images Egypt Superstar Mohamed Salah turned the decisive penalty against the Ivory Coast. Bailly misfortune rate at the Ivory Coast meanwhile as a tournament favorite hit the Ivory Coast in the second round of the Africa Cup on Egypt, which had so far convinced little to Egypt.