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World Cup Qualifying Draw: Little jeopardy for Caf's elite nations

Tuesday's draw in Zurich left most of the continent's big sides sitting pretty in the race for Qatar 2022

Aside from a slight faux pas by Marcel Desailly and Caf’s Head of Competitions Samson Adamu late on – they incorrectly read out Nigeria for Group A when the blue ball revealed the reigning African champions Algeria – the draw for the 2022 World Cup went off without a hitch.

Even in the unlikely event that the mistake had been ratified, it says a lot about the stakes that little would have changed in the grand scheme.