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The second round of CAF matches for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification are played over six matchdays, from 1 September to 16 November 2021. The African section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification acts as qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar, for national teams which are members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). A total of five slots in the final tournament are available for CAF teams.

Format

The second round will see the top 26 ranked CAF teams joined by the 14 winners from the first round. These teams were drawn into ten groups of four teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The winners of each group will advance to the third round.

Seeding

The draw for the second round was held on 21 January 2020, 19:00 CAT (UTC+2), at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of December 2019 (shown in parentheses below).

Pot 1
Team
 Senegal (20)
 Tunisia (27)
 Nigeria (31)
 Algeria (35)
 Morocco (43)
 Ghana (47)
 Egypt (51)
 Cameroon (53)
 Mali (56)
 DR Congo (56)
Pot 2
Team
 Burkina Faso (59)
 Ivory Coast (61)
 South Africa (71)
 Guinea (74)
 Uganda (77)
 Cape Verde (78)
 Gabon (83)
 Benin (84)
 Zambia (88)
 Congo (89)
Pot 3
Team
 Madagascar (91)
 Mauritania (100)
 Libya (101)
 Mozambique (105)
 Kenya (106)
 Central African Republic (109)
 Zimbabwe (111)
 Niger (112)
 Namibia (117)
 Guinea-Bissau (118)
Pot 4
Team
 Malawi (123)
 Angola (124)
 Togo (126)
 Sudan (128)
 Rwanda (131)
 Tanzania (134)
 Equatorial Guinea (145)
 Ethiopia (146)
 Liberia (152)
 Djibouti (184)

First round winners

Schedule

Below is the schedule of the second round of CAF 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. After the rescheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final tournament from June/July to January/February, the dates of Matchdays 1 and 2 of the second round were rescheduled. Because the competition was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule of the second round was revised again and on 19 August 2020 CAF announced the new dates, and the entire second round was postponed to 2021. On 6 May 2021, the second round was once again postponed due to the pandemic, and all matches were rescheduled to be played between September and November 2021.

Matchday Dates Matches
Matchday 1 1–4 September 2021 1 v 4, 3 v 2
Matchday 2 5–8 September 2021 2 v 1, 4 v 3
Matchday 3 6–9 October 2021 1 v 3, 4 v 2
Matchday 4 10–12 October 2021 3 v 1, 2 v 4
Matchday 5 11–13 November 2021 4 v 1, 2 v 3
Matchday 6 14–16 November 2021 1 v 2, 3 v 4

Groups

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Algeria  v  Djibouti
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Niger  v  Burkina Faso

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Burkina Faso  v  Algeria
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Djibouti  v  Niger

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Algeria  v  Niger
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Djibouti  v  Burkina Faso

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Niger  v  Algeria
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Burkina Faso  v  Djibouti

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Djibouti  v  Algeria
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Burkina Faso  v  Niger

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Algeria  v  Burkina Faso
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Niger  v  Djibouti

Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Tunisia  v  Equatorial Guinea
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Mauritania  v  Zambia

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Zambia  v  Tunisia
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Equatorial Guinea  v  Mauritania

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Tunisia  v  Mauritania
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Equatorial Guinea  v  Zambia

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Mauritania  v  Tunisia
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Zambia  v  Equatorial Guinea

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Equatorial Guinea  v  Tunisia
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Zambia  v  Mauritania

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Tunisia  v  Zambia
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Mauritania  v  Equatorial Guinea

Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Nigeria  v  Liberia
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Central African Republic  v  Cape Verde

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Cape Verde  v  Nigeria
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Liberia  v  Central African Republic

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Nigeria  v  Central African Republic
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Liberia  v  Cape Verde

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Central African Republic  v  Nigeria
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Cape Verde  v  Liberia

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Liberia  v  Nigeria
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Cape Verde  v  Central African Republic

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Nigeria  v  Cape Verde
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Central African Republic  v  Liberia

Group D

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Cameroon  v  Malawi
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Mozambique  v  Ivory Coast

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Ivory Coast  v  Cameroon
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Malawi  v  Mozambique

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Cameroon  v  Mozambique
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Malawi  v  Ivory Coast

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Mozambique  v  Cameroon
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Ivory Coast  v  Malawi

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Malawi  v  Cameroon
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Ivory Coast  v  Mozambique

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Cameroon  v  Ivory Coast
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Mozambique  v  Malawi

Group E

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Mali  v  Rwanda
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Kenya  v  Uganda

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Uganda  v  Mali
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Rwanda  v  Kenya

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Mali  v  Kenya
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Rwanda  v  Uganda

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Kenya  v  Mali
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Uganda  v  Rwanda

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Rwanda  v  Mali
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Uganda  v  Kenya

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Mali  v  Uganda
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Kenya  v  Rwanda

Group F

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Egypt  v  Angola
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Libya  v  Gabon

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Gabon  v  Egypt
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Angola  v  Libya

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Egypt  v  Libya
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Angola  v  Gabon

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Libya  v  Egypt
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Gabon  v  Angola

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Angola  v  Egypt
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Gabon  v  Libya

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Egypt  v  Gabon
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Libya  v  Angola

Group G

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 [[? {{{altlink}}}|?]] Advance to third round
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Ghana  v  Ethiopia
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Zimbabwe  v  South Africa

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
South Africa  v  Ghana
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Ethiopia  v  Zimbabwe

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Ghana  v  Zimbabwe
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Ethiopia  v  South Africa

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Zimbabwe  v  Ghana
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
South Africa  v  Ethiopia

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Ethiopia  v  Ghana
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
South Africa  v  Zimbabwe

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Ghana  v  South Africa
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Zimbabwe  v  Ethiopia

Group H

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 [[? {{{altlink}}}|?]] Advance to third round
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Senegal  v  Togo
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Namibia  v  Congo

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Congo  v  Senegal
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Togo  v  Namibia

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Senegal  v  Namibia
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Togo  v  Congo

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Namibia  v  Senegal
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Congo  v  Togo

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Togo  v  Senegal
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Congo  v  Namibia

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Senegal  v  Congo
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Namibia  v  Togo

Group I

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 [[? {{{altlink}}}|?]] Advance to third round
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Morocco  v  Sudan
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Guinea-Bissau  v  Guinea

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Guinea  v  Morocco
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Sudan  v  Guinea-Bissau

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Morocco  v  Guinea-Bissau
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Sudan  v  Guinea

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Guinea-Bissau  v  Morocco
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Guinea  v  Sudan

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Sudan  v  Morocco
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Guinea  v  Guinea-Bissau

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Morocco  v  Guinea
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Guinea-Bissau  v  Sudan

Group J

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 [[? {{{altlink}}}|?]] Advance to third round
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1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
DR Congo  v  Tanzania
1–4 September 2021 (2021-09)
Madagascar  v  Benin

5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Benin  v  DR Congo
5–8 September 2021 (2021-09)
Tanzania  v  Madagascar

6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
DR Congo  v  Madagascar
6–9 October 2021 (2021-10)
Tanzania  v  Benin

10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Madagascar  v  DR Congo
10–12 October 2021 (2021-10)
Benin  v  Tanzania

11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Tanzania  v  DR Congo
11–13 November 2021 (2021-11)
Benin  v  Madagascar

14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
DR Congo  v  Benin
14–16 November 2021 (2021-11)
Madagascar  v  Tanzania

External links

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
AFC
First Round · Second Round · Third Round · Fourth Round (play-off)
CAF
First Round · Second Round · Third Round
CONCACAF
First Round · Second Round · Third Round
CONMEBOL
Round Robin
OFC
First Round · Second Round
UEFA
First Round (Group A · Group B · Group C · Group D · Group E · Group F · Group G · Group H · Group I · Group J) · Second Round (play-offs) Related: Nations League
Play-offs
CONMEBOL v CONCACAF · OFC v AFC
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