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S. Sudan to play Equatorial Guinea in World Cup qualifiers

July 29, 2019 (CAIRO) - South Sudan will play Equatorial Guinea in the first round of qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Monday.

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South Sudan football team play Tusker in Juba, July 2011 (AP)

The matches are set to be played between September 2 and 10.

South Sudan is currently ranked 169th in the latest FIFA rankings while Equatorial Guinea is 30 places above them.

Since becoming a FIFA member in May 2012, South Sudan has failed to qualify for any major international tournament.

According to CAF, 14 teams from the qualification play-offs will join 26 other teams in the group stage, with only five teams advancing to Qatar.

(ST)