Mohamed Barakat, national team manager, showed that World Cup Qualifying Draw 2022 Good for the Egyptian team, after putting it in a fairly balanced group, explaining that the Egyptian team is strong and includes players who are the best in Africa if they appear to be at their usual level.
The draw for the second round of the African qualifiers for the next edition of the 2022 World Cup, resulted in the national team falling into Group F with the Gabonese teams, Libya and Angola.
Barakat stressed that the lottery was not harsh for the pharaohs, commenting: the lottery is balanced … I do not deny that we were concerned if we got the lottery with teams classified as a second level, but in reality it competes with the teams in the first level such as Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Burkina Faso. .
Barakat said: “After we got away from the trio, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and South Africa, I felt very comfortable, but this does not mean that the lottery is easy and qualification is guaranteed. We must strive and play with enthusiasm and seriousness in all matches in order to qualify and rise to the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers. 2022 “.
Barakat believes that facing the Libyan national team will be difficult, as is the case of the Arab derbies, but the Libyan team may play its matches outside its stadium, and this may facilitate the mission of the Pharaohs. In any case, we must strive and focus from the beginning in order to reach the World Cup 2022, especially as we have a generation that qualifies us for that.
40 teams participate in the second round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, of whom 26 are the highest in the brown continent, and the remaining 14 climbed through the qualifiers from the first round in which 28 teams participated..
The 40 teams are divided into 10 groups, and each group includes 4 teams, among which two roles are held, with the two teams taking the lead in the third and final rounds of the qualifying race..
The ten teams that qualify for the final stage are divided into two parts, each of which includes 5 teams according to the international classification, and each team from the higher category meets its counterpart from the lowest ranking system, and the five winners qualify directly for the World Cup.