Since its inception in 1930, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) world cup runs at a 4-year interval with the exception of World War I and II in 1942 and 1946 respectively. This year, 32 teams play for the 2022 FIFA world cup; 13 from Europe, 6 in Asia, 4 each from North America and South America and 5 teams representing the African continent.
The five African teams consisting of three West African countries (Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana) and two North African countries (Morocco and Tunisia) is set to put Africa on a world pedestal. Will the African teams stand a chance against the world giants?
Let’s find out.
The Cameroon national team will be making her 8th appearance in the world cup, with the first in 1982. The Indomitable Lions are two-time winners of the African Cup of nations hoping to lift their first FIFA cup.
On their sixth appearance, the North African country, Morocco made their first World Cup appearance in the year 1970. The Atlas Lions in 1976 won their first AFCON title. Romain Saiss, the captain of the team strives to lead his boys to become world champions.
Morrocan Senior National Team
Aliou Cisse had the Lions of Teranga lifting their first AFCON Cup. Senegal, the AFCON champions, hope to extend their bragging rights as FIFA World Cup champions in their third appearance at the World Cup.
After missing out on last season’s tournament, the Black Stars of Ghana has made their 4th appearance. The four-time AFCON champion seeks to make wave worldwide.
The Eagles of Carthage has made six appearances to the world of which they never qualify pass the group stage. Will Tunisia make it through the group stages this time around?
After making rounds in most global north countries, predominantly Brazil, most Africans are confident of bringing the cup home this season. We will find out by Sunday, 18th December.