An African team world champion 2022 in Qatar, Senegal, Ghana, Tunisia, Morocco or Cameroon?
Are the 5 African countries qualified for the World Cup ready?
Now less than a month away from the opening match of the 2022 World Cup, the impatience of African supporters is beginning to be felt. We all know the enormous passion for football on this African continent, cradle of humanity, populated by more than one billion three hundred million inhabitants (about 20% of the world population). When an African team plays a World Cup match, whoever it is, it always thrills its millions of fans.
Which teams qualify?
The "lions of Teranga" fell Egypt in final of the African Cup of Nations have indeed qualified at the expense of the "Pharaohs" in a white-hot Abdoulaye Wade stadium. Despite a defeat in the first leg away (1-0), the Senegalese players managed to catch up with a goal from Boulaie Dia at the very beginning of the match. The fate of the Egyptians will be sealed after the penalty shootout (3-2 t.a.b). It only took 2 months for the "Pharaohs" to lose an African Cup of Nations as well as a place for the World Cup against these talented Senegalese players who will participate in a third edition of the global. Placed in GROUP A with the Netherlands, Ecuador, but also the host country so decried and threatened with boycott in several countries, Qatar, the lions n Qualifying will not be easy and will probably have to rely on all the talent of Sadio MANÉ to hope to pass this first round. But that is well within their reach, even if Ecuador will bravely defend its chance.
Placed in GROUP H, the Ghanaians, for their part, will probably have more difficulty reaching the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. Indeed, they will have to face not only the Portugal of Christiano RONALDO, the Uruguay of Edinson CAVANI, two aging champions, but still dangerous in front of the goal, but also the team of South Korea whose we know that she is always capable of transcending herself in international competitions thanks to SON Heung-min and her partners.
The "black stars" will nevertheless have revenge to take against the Celestial. At the 2010 World Cup, they had indeed reached the quarter-finals to everyone's surprise and lost by a hair in a match that will go down in history that they could have won if Asamoah Gyan had not missed his penalty after a hand conceded by Luis SUAREZ. They will eventually lose on penalties.
Tunisia and Morocco
These two national teams will be the representatives of the Maghreb part of the African continent.
Morocco first of all, where Walid Regragui was recently appointed as coach to replace the Franco-Bosnian Halilhodzic who lost his position after refusing to reintegrate into the team of "lions of the Atlas" two players who had declined a selection in the national team in the past. They are Hakim ZIYESH (Chelsea) and Noussair MAZRAOUI (Bayern of Munich). Régragui believes on the contrary that "any Moroccan player can join the national team provided they have the level and show it on the green rectangle. They will therefore probably be part of the squad that will fly to DOHA. The former -coach of the Casablanca club has given himself the mission of "doing great things and giving everything to make the supporters of Morocco happy..." But with a team whose base he cannot really change, his real objective will be to do at least as well as at the World Cup of 1986 when Morocco was the first country on the African continent to reach the round of 16 of a football World Cup. The thing will not be easy if we take into consideration that Canada, but also, and above all, BELGIUM and CROATIA are part of this GROUP F, that the "Lions" have participated only 6 times in a final phase of the world and that their best result was precisely, in 1986. So a long time ago.
Tunisia, the little thumb of these African nations qualified for the 2022 World Cup will also have a lot of work to do to be able to dream of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup Second round of this competition. Being part of GROUP D with Australia, Denmark, but also the FRANCE of Kylian Mbappé and the new BALLON D'OR KARIM BENZEMA, the situation of Tunisians is not very comfortable. Coach Jalel Kadri's team will have to raise their level by two or three notches to be able to shine in QATAR. Just qualified in a play-off match against an unlucky Mali (who had scored an own goal in the first leg), the "Eagles of Carthage" settled for a sad draw in the return leg and at home. . However, this will be enough to secure an entry ticket for the world. We will have to do a lot more during the pool matches. Qualified for the sixth time in their history, the Tunisians have never reached the round of 16 of the competition. And as everyone knows, history often stutters...
In all likelihood, the only lions capable of advancing in this 2022 World Cup will be the "indomitable lions". The aura of ROGER MILLA will hover for eternity on this team. But not only. SAMUEL ETO'O, the best striker of his time will also have done a lot to raise his selection among the best in Africa. He is now president of the Cameroon Federation and intends to bring all his experience to this group which he wishes to see reach the final. So, of course, there are no more stars of this ilk currently in the Cameroonian team. But nevertheless, the country has proven that they can still build a strong team capable of good results. CAMEROON recently reached the semi-finals of CAN 2022 and finally took 3rd place in this competition by beating Burkina Faso. Unfortunately, the Indomitables didn't have much luck in the draw. They find themselves in GROUP G accompanied by SWITZERLAND, Serbia, but also and above all by the ogre of this 2022 World Cup, BRAZIL by NEYMAR JR, big favorite of this edition. A very complicated group. Despite everything, CAMEROON has every chance of finishing second, Serbia and Switzerland being two average teams quite takeable. The "Indomitable Lions" version 2022 never give up! We saw it in the last memorable match against ALGERIA, a qualifying play-off which allowed them in the very last minutes of extra time (120+4, 2-1) thanks to a magnificent goal by KARL TOKO EKAMBI to scratch their ticket to QATAR. They will be present for an eighth participation. Suitcases filled with charms, hungry lions can travel far… We put a small note on it.
The odds of online bookmakers
The Odds of Cameroon to win the 2022 World Cup of online sports betting sites is: 400 / 1, a very big added value if the Cameroon team creates a surprise