European champions Italy and Portugal could meet for a place at the 2022 World Cup after being drawn in the same play-off path on Friday.
World Cup 2022 takes place in November next year – with UEFA play-offs scheduled for March.
Netherlands, France and Belgium all finished top of their qualification groups with victories on Tuesday night to book their tickets for Qatar 2022, while Wales and Turkey head to the playoffs.
Bafana Bafana’s World Cup dreams came to an end after they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Ghana at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in their final Fifa World Cup Group G qualifier on Sunday evening.
SuperSport United midfielder Jesse Donn has been called up to replace the injured Sekhukhune United midfielder Yusuf Maart for Bafana Bafana’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers this week.
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos admits he is surprised at how well his side are doing, adding that everyone would have laughed if he said they would be top of Group G at this stage of the qualifiers.