Football is a universal language; if you don’t play it, then you like watching it or have a friend who enjoys the sport! In Africa, a land with diversity, one of the few things that unite us all is our passion and love for the sport. Yes, the truth of the matter is that Africa as a continent has lots of great football talents with a majority of the players playing in reputable world football leagues such as the English premier league, the Spanish Bundesliga and Italy coming from this continent. 2018 has presented yet another opportunity for us all to enjoy this sport and celebrate our diversity through the sport. But first, before we get to that, let’s all appreciate how we got all the five teams representing the country participate in this event.
By now am sure we are all waiting patiently for the commencement date of the world cup event. If you do then am certain that you are well aware of the fact that this event is at the height of every sporting event. This event that occurs every four years is a competition that seeks to establish the best football sporting country in the world. Africa as a continent we will be represented in the world cup event by a total of five teams. For these five teams that include Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia to get a place at such completion they had to emerge the best in the continent. The following article offers a brief insight into the world cup qualifiers 2018 Africa process.
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World cup qualifiers 2018 Africa process
To determine the best teams to represent the continent at the World Cup, the Confederation of African football puts the all the country’s football team through a competition where a final selection of five teams is chosen. This process is always split three ways. The first round sees a total of 26 teams placed between 28th place to 53rd position compete in a two-legged knock out stage where 13 teams advance to the second stage. At stage two the 13 first leg winners are combined with the remaining 27 teams and the same knock out process used to select a total of 20 teams for the competition. The two top teams advance to stage one where they are grouped in five stages of five and the winner of each group selected to represent the continent in the World Cup championship. The essence of having such as a rigorous process is to ensure that only the best team gets to represent the continent in the competition.
FIFA world cup qualifiers 2018 Africa results
Second to World cup the qualifiers competition was arguably one of the most interesting and competitive events you will ever have judging by the FIFA world cup qualifiers 2018 Africa results. The African world cup qualifiers 2018 live event was broadcasted in almost all the major broadcast stations in the continent. In case you missed the event below is a collection of the Africa world cup qualifying 2018 scores, world cup qualifiers 2018 Africa fixtures and world cup qualifiers 2018 Africa standings.
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FIFA world cup 2018 qualifiers African groups
FIFA world cup 2018 qualifiers African groups composed of five groups of four teams each. Below are the results of how the teams performed from the first leg of the competition to the group stages.
First round fixtures and results
Second round FIFA world cup qualifiers 2018 Africa results and fixtures
Third round: Group stages
The five winners at the FIFA world cup 2018 qualifiers African groups are the representatives of the continent at the competitions.