In what will be a carbon copy of the Africa Cup of Nations final from earlier this year, Egypt will play against Senegal once more as the two countries battle it out for a place at Qatar 2022 following on from
The groups at the Africa side of qualification for the World Cup are split into 10 groups, for which all 10 second round group winners play home-and-away over two legs against a different nation. The five winners qualify for the World Cup, and with their most recent Africa Cup of Nations final ending in a 0-0 draw and needing penalties, this two-legged tie could go either way with the game all but 50/50 in regards to picking a winner.
In the Africa Cup of Nations back in February, Senegal did edge past Egypt via a penalty shootout, and in reality, Sadio Mane and co. were the best side of the tournament and thoroughly deserved their winners' medals at the end of the competition.
Here though, both sides come into the World Cup qualification clash in very similar form from their group stages. In Group F, Egypt won four times, drawn twice and failed to lose a single game as they eased past Gabon, Libya, and Angola. Senegal won one extra game and drew one less fixture too, while also going unbeaten and finishing eight points lear of second-placed Togo, and way clear of Congo and Namibia.