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World Cup 2022: Ghana set for Ronaldo test as African teams get tough draws

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The draw for the upcoming tournament took place with the 32 participants discovering their group-stage opponents.

The long-awaited draw for the World Cup 2022 finally took place on Friday. After dividing the teams into four pots, a host of eight football legends, including Jay-Jay Okocha and Rabah Madjer, made the draws.

After a brutal qualifying campaign, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Cameroon, and Morocco made it to the tournament from Africa. 

African Cup of Nations champions Senegal will face hosts Qatar, Netherlands, and Ecuador in Group A. 

Tunisia will compete against France, Denmark, and UAE/Australia/ Peru in Group D. 

Morocco, who arguably have the easiest draw among the African nations, will meet Belgium, Canada, and Croatia in Group F.

Ghana defenders will prepare to face Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in Group H, with Uruguay and South Korea being the other teams in this group.

Cameroon, whose controversial qualification made the headlines earlier this week, will have to battle it out against Brazil, Switzerland, and Serbia for a place in the last 16.

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Here is the full draw for the 2022 World Cup

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Netherlands, Senegal
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, Scotland/Wales/Ukraine
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, UAE/Australia/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea