FIFA has taken a bold step towards digitalisation as it has announced that all African qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be live for viewers on it's website and Youtube channels.
With Nigeria and 25 other top-ranked teams already through to the next round, The first round of CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will feature 28 teams competing for 14 slots in the group stage.
Matches will be played between Wednesday 4 and Tuesday 10 September 2019, live.
"FIFA is unveiling a landmark initiative by investing in the production of the broadcasting feed, thus giving fans in Africa and around the world unprecedented access to the African qualifiers." Reads a statement on CAF website.
"The live streams and on-demand replays of these first-round encounters will be on FIFA.com and FIFA's YouTube channel. Bringing this exciting action to a global audience for the first time underscores FIFA’s ongoing digital transformation and its ongoing efforts to support football development in Africa and connect more fans with the beautiful game."
Some of the opening fixtures include local rivalries between 2019 Africa Cup of Nations participants Burundi and Tanzania and a West African derby between Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The list of matches to be broadcast will be published on FIFA.com