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Qatar 2022: A thunderclap for Africa?

Winner of the last African Cup of Nations, Senegal dreams of winning the next World Cup, according to rock Kalidou Koulibaly.

Since 1930, two continents have reigned supreme over football. South America and Europe have shared all of the World Cup victories, with successes for Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Italy, England, Spain and of course France. So far, Africa has failed to show itself at such a party, but Kalidou Koulibaly hopes that 2022 will be the right one.

“I would like for the first time for an African country to win the World Cup”told the Senegalese defender to Onze Mondial. “I can’t even imagine if we win the World Cup… I really hope, and I think we are capable of winning the World Cup”adds the player from Naples, winner of the last CAN with the Teranga Lions.

Senegal in the quarterfinals in 2002

So far, the African selections have never been further than the quarter-finals. Roger Milla’s Cameroon was a forerunner in 1990, then followed by the unforgettable Senegal in 2002. In 2010, Ghana was also invited to the World Top 8. Each time, the fate of the African teams was decided in extra time, including twice on penalties (1990-2010). This suggests that Africa is getting closer, even if the 2018 World Cup had been difficult for the five representatives of the continent, all eliminated in the group stage.

Senegal, who could already rely on Koulibaly and Sadio Mané, finished third in their group, with four points taken against Poland, Japan and Colombia. Four years later, with the experience of victory in CAN, the Teranga Lions hope to do much better. Placed in group A, in the company of Qatar and Ecuador in particular, Aliou Cissé’s men will have the honor of the opening match against the Netherlands. But it is not the first match of the competition that Senegal especially wishes to play, but rather the last, the final…

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