Sudan to host Egypt-Algeria WCup playoff in needed

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Sudan to host Egypt-Algeria WCup playoff in needed

ZURICH — Sudan will be the neutral venue if an African World
Cup qualifying playoff match is needed between Group C rivals
Egypt and Algeria.

FIFA made the draw Wednesday with Egypt’s choice of neighboring
Sudan being selected instead of Algeria’s preferred choice
Tunisia.

If required, the match will be played next Wednesday.

Egypt and group leader Algeria play their final qualifier on
Saturday in Cairo. A two-goal victory for Egypt would leave the
two nations tied on points, goal difference, goals scored and
head-to-head record and requiring a single playoff match.

The winner in Sudan would advance to next year’s World Cup in
South Africa.

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