7 of the Most Exciting Moments in African World Cup History


No African nation has made it past the quarterfinals of the
World Cup… yet.

African teams have however been part of the most spirited and exciting World Cup events and narratives. These moments will be remembered for years to come. Moments such as;


Cameroon’s run to the quarter-finals in Italy, 1990.

Cameroon’s 1990 tournament is memorably linked to Roger Milla. At 38, The oldest man in the tournament peppered the game with his age-defying exploits and his corner-flag celebration routine. Millas’s hip-shimmying celebration is remembered fondly because it shows a boundless and pure joy for the love of the sport.

The Cameroonians opened the World Cup with a daunting matchup with the World Cup champions, Argentina, led by Diego Maradona. The only goal in the opening game came in the…

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