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Wissa in Congo DR squad

Brentford attacker set for World Cup Play-Offs

20 March 2022

Yoane Wissa has been called in to the Democratic Republic of Congo squad for two vital matches. Congo DR will face Morocco later this month for a place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Wissa has been named in the squad for the tie and will link up with his nation after Brentford’s Premier League match against Leicester City today, Sunday 20 March.

The final stage of qualification for the World Cup for African nations take place this month. Ten teams have been drawn to play two-legged ties with five winners reaching the tournament, which will take place in Qatar at the end of the year. Congo DR will face Morocco in one of those ties.

The first match will be played in Kinshasa, Congo DR, on Friday, 25 March. The return leg will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, on Tuesday 22 March. The winner of the two-legged tie will earn a place at the World Cup. If Congo DR reach the finals, it will for only the second time. They qualified, as Zaire, in 1974 and travelled to West Germany as Africa’s representatives.

Wissa was first called up by Congo DR in October 2020. He made his debut against Burkina Faso and scored on his second appearance, and last to date, coincidentally in a friendly against Morocco. He has not played for his country since joining Brentford, with injuries preventing him joining up so far this season.

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