Sports News of Saturday, 2 December 2017
African representatives Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco find themselves in tricky groups for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Egypt, Africa’s most successful team got pitted in Group A which had the likes of host Russia, Saudi Arabia and South American giants Uruguay.
Another North African side Morocco were drawn in what could go down as the group of death as they see themselves in the same group with current European Champions Portugal, former World Champions Spain and Iran in Group B.
Nigeria, the only African team with an unbeaten run in the qualifiers faces familiar foes Argentina in Group D. Debutants Iceland and Croatia completes the group.
Tunisia on the other hand will battle it out in Group G with Belgium, Panama and England with Senegal also having a fairly group as they draw Poland Colombia and Japan in Group H.
BELOW ARE THE GROUPS FOR THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan