FIFA to announce new 2018 World Cup seeds for Africa

FIFA has confirmed it will release new seedings for the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament in the African zone.
The decision follows complaints from some teams.

Egypt for instance is not happy with the initial seedings, which puts its team in Pot 2, along with Nigeria. The team insist they should be in Pot 1, which is reserved for top seeds.

FIFA has now sent a memo to the 20 teams in the final rounds of the qualifiers, notifying them about the release of a new ranking on June 21, which is three days before the draws for the World Cup qualifiers.

All the 20 African teams will be divided into five groups of five teams.

The countries that finish top after the qualifying series which begins in October 2016, will grab a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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