Draw can send SA to Russia in 2018

2016-06-29 06:00

SHAKES MASHABA said South Africa “should” make the 2018 World Cup in Russia after his side had received a favourable draw in the final round of African qualifiers.

Although Group D opponents are not considered easy opposition, it could have been a lot worse for Mashaba’s team.

“We could not have asked for a kinder draw,” Mashaba said.

Only the top team in each pool advances to the finals in Russia, with the qualifiers set to begin in October.

“There is no second best at this stage, only top teams in the group will be at the World Cup.

“We should be among them,” Mashaba said.

The Group of Death is Group B, where Zambia must contend with Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Only one of those sides will make the finals in Russia.

The qualifiers begin in October and run until November.

Group A

A1 - Tunisia

A2 - Libya

A3 - DR Congo

A4 - Guinea

Group B

B1 - Zambia

B2 - Cameroon

B3 - Algeria

B4 - Nigeria

Group C

C1 - Gabon

C2 - Mali

C3 - Ivory Coast

C4 - Morocco

Group D

D1 - Senegal

D2 - South Africa

D3 - Burkina Faso

D4 - Cape Verde

Group E

E1 - Ghana

E2 - Egypt

E3 - Congo

E4 - Rwanda


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