Juma added, in televised comments: “The Egyptian group is largely balanced, especially as we have avoided confronting strong teams like South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire,” stressing: “The most important thing is that the players are in their technical situations during the matches and not underestimate any competitor.”
Juma added: “I think that the Libyan match will be the most difficult for the national team, because it is an Arab derby,” stressing that Egypt is good at playing against African teams.
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 will be divided into 10 groups, each group includes 4 teams, among which two roles will be held, with the two teams taking the lead in the third and last round 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.