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Eagles to begin 2022 World Cup qualifiers in May 2021

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World Football governing body FIFA has confirmed that the Super Eagles will begin the Second Round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers on May 31, 2021.

The second round of the qualifiers was initially scheduled for October 2020 but has now been postponed to next year due to the disruption of the football calendar, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to FIFA, the Second Round of the qualifiers will end in September 2021.

Meanwhile, the first and second legs of the Third Round will be played between November 8 and 16, 2021.

The Third Round will see the 10 group winners from the Second Round drawn into five home-and-away ties. The winners of each tie advance to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.