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Cranes face Liberia in 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st November 2011 09:02 PM

LIBERIA completes Group J of the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws which also has Uganda Cranes, Lions of Teranga of Senegal and Angola’s Palancas Negras.

LIBERIA completes Group J of the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws which also has Uganda Cranes, Lions of Teranga of Senegal and Angola’s Palancas Negras.

 By Swalley Kenyi

LIBERIA completes Group J of the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws which also has Uganda Cranes, Lions of Teranga of Senegal and Angola’s Palancas Negras.

The qualifiers for the World Cup in Brazil will be played between June 2012 and September 2013 and it will be the second time Uganda will meet the Lone Star after the 2000 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers when each of the teams won their home games and lost away.
 
The West African side is currently ranked 121 in the global football governing body FIFA leaving them behind the other the favourites of the group Senegal (42), Angola (86) and Uganda (88).
 
Liberia sailed to the group stage after their would be opponents in the preliminary round Mauritius withdrew from the qualifiers.
 
The group winner advances to a 10-team playoff round to decide which five African nations play in 2014 in Brazil.
The 24 lowest teams in Africa will play against each other and 12 winners of those matches will join the 28 best teams that are drawn into 10 groups of four.  Winners of the four groups will be paired off into five home and away ties. The five winners go to Brazil.
 
Round One
Seychelles v Kenya
Guinea-Bissau v Togo
Djibouti v Namibia
Mauritius v Liberia-Liberia w/o
Comoros v Mozambique
Equatorial Guinea v Madagascar
Somalia v Ethiopia
Lesotho v Burundi
Eritrea v Rwanda
Swaziland v DR Congo
Sao Tome and Principe v Congo
Chad v Tanzania
The first round matches on Nov 11-15, 2011)
 
Round two
Group A: South Africa, Botswana, CAR, Somalia or Ethiopia
Group B: Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea or Madagascar
Group C: Ivory Coast, Morocco, Gambia, Chad or Tanzania
Group D: Ghana, Zambia, Sudan, Lesotho or Burundi
Group E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Sao Tome Principe or Congo
Group F: Nigeria, Malawi, Seychelles or Kenya, Djibouti or Namibia
Group G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros or Mozambique
Group H: Algeria, Mali, Benin, Eritrea or Rwanda
Group I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea-Bissau or Togo, Swaziland or DR Congo
Group J: Senegal, Uganda, Angola, Liberia
 
Matches from June 1, 2012 to September 10, 2013

Cranes starts 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in June

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