World Football governing body FIFA has confirmed that the Super Eagles will begin the Second Round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers on May 31 , 2021 .
A new date for the second round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers .
The second round of the qualifiers was initially scheduled for October 2020 but has now been postponed to next year due to the disruption of the football calendar , following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic .
According to FIFA , the Second Round of the qualifiers end September 2021 .
Meanwhile , the first and second leg of the Third Round will be played between November 8 and 16 , 2021 .
The Third Round will see the 10 group winners from the Second Round drawn into five home- and – away ties . The winners of each tie advance to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Eagles are drawn in the same group with Cape Verde , Central African Republic and Liberia for the Second Round of the African qualifiers .