Gambia in 2014 World Cup draw

Saturday Gambia will wait with baited breath for the preliminary draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Gambian team, the Scorpions, hopes for a favorable draw that will hopefully place them in matches against other African countries such as Zimbabwe, Central African Republic (CAF), Sierra Leone and Sudan. The final draw will decide preliminary knock-out matches for Africa’s lowest ranked nations.

The Gambian Scorpions recently defeated Liberia and raised their FIFA ranking. The 12 winners of the knock-out matches will join the other 28 teams remaining in the Confederation of African Football in the second round, the group stage, which consists of 10 groups of four teams. Games will take place from August to November 2013 to determine the five group winners that will qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will feature 32 teams with 1 spot being given to the host, Brazil, and the other 31 spots will be decided by a qualification process.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup seeding CAF pots for preliminary round is as follows:

Pot 1: Mozambique, Congo DR, Togo, Liberia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Madagascar, Namibia.
Pot 2: Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Swaziland, Comoros, Lesotho, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sao Tome Principe.

Group stage draw include in Pot 1: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Pot 2: Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Guinea, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Cape Verde Islands.
Pot 3: Benin, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Niger, Gambia, Angola.

Equatorial Guinea to take on Guinea-Bissau

Nzalang Nacional (Equatorial Guinea) will be playing Guinea-Bissau on August 10th, 2011 in Portugal. It is a highly anticipated match and the coach of the Nzalang Nacional will be hoping that this match will aid him in making squad selections and will be hoping to get the best out the players he has chosen. This is in anticipation of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations which Equatorial Guinea has already qualified for as they are co-hosting the event. Guinea-Bissau have both won and lost one game this year with a hat-trick by Cicero aiding them fend off Gambia but then more recently losing to Uganda 1-0 at home. The Nzaland Nacional have been very busy this year ranking up 7 matches this year already with 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They have defeated the likes of Chad, Gambia, RSC Montreuil and Brittany.