Africa went to the World Cup and fell flat on its face


By CHRISTIANO D’ORSI
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Landing in Russia full of expectations, the African teams that qualified for the World Cup quit the competition with a lot of regrets, leaving their fans bitterly disappointed.

In the 2014 World Cup, two teams, Algeria and Nigeria, advanced to the knockout stage although both lost in the round of 16 (versus Germany and France, respectively).

In 2010 (in the World Cup that took place in South Africa) only Ghana made it through the knockout stage, but did so well that it was defeated only in a dramatic quarter final versus Uruguay, decided on penalties.

In the contemporary era (Egypt participated in the World Cup in 1934, being defeated in the first round by Hungary), Africa appeared in the World Cup in 1970 with Morocco and the first sub-Saharan African…

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