Soccer-FIFA announce dates for qualifying draws (Reuters)

June 15 (Reuters) – The draws for the 2014 World Cup African qualifying third round and European playoff stage will take place in September and October respectively, FIFA said on Saturday. The African draw, involving the 10 group winners from round two, will be made on Sept. 16 in Cairo. The five best-placed sides from the world rankings of Sept. 12 will be seeded for the draw. The eight best European group runners-up will be entered into a draw that takes place in Zurich on Oct. 21, with the four highest-placed teams from the Oct. 17 edition of the world rankings seeded. …

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