Pinnick Attends 2022 World Cup Draws In Qatar

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, is in Qatar to attend FIFA World Cup draw taking place today (Friday) in Doha.

The NFF President who is also a member of the FIFA Executive Council will witness the 2022 World Cup draw despite the Super Eagles of Nigeria not qualifying for the tournament.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after losing to the Black Stars of Ghana by the away goal rule.

The draw will be attended by 2,000 guests and will be led by Carli Lloyd, Jermaine Jenas and Samantha Johnson and assisted by the likes of Cafu (Brazil), Lothar Matthaus (Germany), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Rabah Madjer (Algeria) and Tim Cahill (Australia), Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (IR Iran) and Bora Milutinovic (Serbia/Mexico).

Thirty-two countries will contest in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, however, only twenty-nine countries have qualified for the tournament and will be drawn into eight groups of four.

Two of the remaining three spots will be filled by the winners of the Intercontinental Play-offs on 13 or 14 June.

The final spot will be filled by the winner of final play-off between Wales against Scotland or Ukraine.

This article was originally published on Nigeria News