CM 2022 / Africa: The program

Media365 editorial staff, published on Thursday, September 02, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.

This Thursday in Africa is the continuation of the first day of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Algeria and Morocco, favorites of their respective pools, start at home.

The favorites continue to take the stage in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. It will be this Thursday Algeria’s turn, champion of Africa, and Morocco, outgoing globalist, to make their debut. Fennecs and Atlas Lions will start at home, but behind closed doors, against opponents theoretically much weaker than them: Djibouti and Sudan. On both sides, the pre-match was marked by a big rant from the coach, Djamel Belmadi opening fire on the deplorable quality of the lawn of Blida, Vahid Halilhodzic attacking Hakim Ziyech.

We spoke very little of the adversaries, both coached by French technicians, the young Julien Mette (Djibouti) and the most experienced Hubert Velud (Sudan). « We know what to expect and we will suffer. It’s a very good team with strong individualities, » said the latter, aware of the status of favorites of the Atlas Lions. « We have a collective to promote. We don’t come here at all as an expiatory victim. We will try to do things in this match, with our means. « The same state of mind prevails on the side of his alter ego in Djibouti, whose team is above all there to learn, with a view to future qualification for the CAN, that is to say the objective already reached this year by Sudan. J.

Program for Thursday, September 2:

Group A:
6 p.m .: Niger – Burkina Faso (in Marrakech)
9 p.m .: Algeria – Djibouti

Group E:
3 p.m .: Kenya – Uganda

Group H:
6 p.m .: Namibia – Congo

Group I:
9 p.m .: Morocco – Sudan

Group J:
3 p.m .: DR Congo – Tanzania
9 p.m .: Madagascar – Benin

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