The preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 conducted on Monday, 29 July 2019, was highlighted by regional derbies as the journey to the next edition of the Mundial kick starts.
The draw, featuring the 28 less ranked teams, also pitted
Burundi against Tanzania, two of the teams that participated in the just
ended Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. Both teams failed to go
past the group stage but it was Burundi, who made a bigger statement on
their continental debut, as both both teams bowed out with three
Other regional derbies are Botswana versus Malawi, Mauritius
against Mozambique and the all-West African affair between neighbours
Liberia and Sierra Leone.
CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe assisted Khaled
Nassar of the CAF Competitions Department to conduct the draw at the CAF
Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
The two-legs will be held between 2-10 September 2019, with the winners joining the 26 top ranked teams for the group stage.
Source : Cafonline