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Enjoy the World Cup – Kevin-Prince Boateng to Black Stars

Ex-Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has congratulated the Black Stars following their qualification to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Enjoy the World Cup – Kevin-Prince Boateng to Black Stars

Otto Addo’s side booked their place at the World Cup following a pulsating 1-1 draw against Nigeria at the Mashood Abiola Stadium on Tuesday evening.

A first-half strike by Thomas Partey was cancelled out by a penalty from Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong as both teams shared the spoils in Abuja.

The result confirmed Ghana’s qualification on away goals after the first leg ended in a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

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In a Twitter post, Boateng, who was part of the Black Stars at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, urged the team to enjoy themselves at the Mundial.

“Well done Black Stars. Enjoy the World Cup,” the 35-year-old tweeted in the aftermath of Ghana’s second-leg game against Nigeria.

The Hertha Berlin forward hasn’t played for Ghana since being banned from the national team in the aftermath of the 2014 World Cup fiasco.

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However, he has been keeping close tabs on the Black Stars and even keenly followed the team’s 2021 AFCON campaign.

Meanwhile, Ghana finds itself in Pot 4 ahead of the final draw for the Qatar 2022 World Cup which will take place in Doha today, Friday, April 1, 2022.

So far, 29 out of the 32 participants of the tournament have been confirmed, with the remaining three spots still to be competed for.

As hosts, Qatar are placed in Pot 1, while the other 28 qualified teams are allocated pots based on the current FIFA rankings.

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Aside from Qatar, the seven highest-ranked teams on the FIFA ranking are also placed in Pot 1. These are Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain and Portugal.

Pot 2 also contains Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA and Croatia, who are the next highest-ranked teams among the qualified lot.

Meanwhile, Pot 3 is made up of Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea and Tunisia.

Ghana is in Pot 4, alongside Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Peru/Australia/UAE and Costa Rica/New Zealand.

This means the Black Stars could draw any of the teams in Pots 1, 2 and 3, with the only exception being the teams from Africa.

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