Guide to Africa’s World Cup: Will An African team go all the way in Russia?


African teams head to this year’s World Cup in Russia with a seemingly clear mission, surpass the previous generations that have reached the quarter finals of the tournament as the furthest stage for an African team.

Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana are the only African teams to have reached the quarter finals in the 1990, 2002 and 2010 tournaments.

Despite the fact that football legend Pele predicted more than 20 years ago that an African team would win football’s biggest prize by 2000, no African team has reached the finals of the tournament, much less winning it.

The task will fall to Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria,…

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