Towards the second round of qualifying for the World Cup 2022, the national selection of Djibouti will begin in March its preparation for the first two matches scheduled in June.
The Djiboutians have inherited a particularly strong group. They will have as opponents Algeria, Burkina Faso and Niger. However, they do not yet know the exact schedule since the CAF has not yet established.
Julien Mette, their French coach, who is currently attending the CHAN in Cameroon, hopes to conclude in the coming days a course in Qatar, during the first FIFA date in 2021.
The Sharks of the Mediterranean could play two friendly matches there, provided they find free opponents, which will not be easy at this time of year.
Only a few African (Liberia, Somalia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Eritrea) and Asian selections, including Pakistan, Laos and Macau, are in this case. Failing to face a selection A, Djibouti could turn to Qatari clubs or selections under 23 years.