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WCQ Qatar 2022: Lions Vs Elephants Duel Now Certain.

Group D has became a two horse race.

It is now certain that Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire are the two horses vying for the top ticket into the final  play offs of the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Qatar 2022. 

As pundits predicted in the round three and four matches, so did it happened. Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire backed maximum points from their  various double headers, against Mozambique and Malawi respectively.

Cameroon had a 4-1 aggregate win over Mozambique in their double header,  while the Ivory coast had a 5-1 aggregate win against the flames of Malawi.

Both heavyweights have now secure their superiority over the underdogs, but now who gets the bragging rights as top team of the group?

With two games to go for either side, both teams will have to get maximum points to book their place in the play offs.

But it looks more advantageous to the Ivorians as they will need only four points in their last two games to get that much awaited ticket to the final phase.  Cameroon on the other hand, will have to win all remaining two games to overtake the elephants in order to book their place in the play offs.

The underdogs in the group might be out of the picture, but they are still king makers anyways as they will have to play for pride and honor at some point, when they clash with the big guns in match day five next month.

It should be noted that both Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire have once been in a similar situation during the 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers where Cameroon need a win in the last day against Egypt, while Cote d’Ivoire needed a win against Sudan and the outcome was that Cameroon failed to win, and Cote d’Ivoire did what they had to do and they booked their place their first ever world cup participation.

With both nations missing out of the 2018 edition,  the race could go down as far as they last day, when the Cameroon host Cote d’Ivoire at home next month.

Classification Table

Cote d’Ivoire 10 points

Cameroon 9 points

Malawi 3 points

Mozambique 1 point

 

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