CameroonCameroon will be playing at the World Cup for the eighth time and they will be coached by the Indomitable Lions legendary defender , Rigobert Song. Cameroon is yet to surpass its impressive outing at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. GhanaGhana will be making its fourth Appearance at the World Cup. MoroccoMorocco will participate in the World Cup for the sixth time. Pulse NigeriaTunisiaTunisia’s last five outings at the World Cup ended in disappointment as they failed to advance beyond the group stage.
This inspired us to take a look back at some of the worst African performances in World Cup history; here are 10 times African countries have performed woefully at FIFA World Cups in ascending order of recency. Nigeria (Korea-Japan 2002)Many things were wrong with the 2002 World Cup from a Nigerian perspective but the shabby group stage display in Korea-Japan was unprecedented. Togo (Germany 2006)Togo qualified for the 2006 World Cup against all odds but the Mundial in Germany proved to be a step too far for the overachievers. Algeria (South Africa 2010)Keeping up with the trend of African teams performing poorly at the African World Cup, Algeria did not even manage to score as they were booted out in the group stage. Cameroon (Brazil 2014)As is often the case with African teams at international tournaments, Cameroon had issues off the field that distracted them from football in Brazil 2014.2 months ago Pulse Nigeria
Here is everything you need to know about the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. When does the 2022 FIFA World Cup start and end? Which players have been called up for the Qatar World Cup? What is the prize money for the Qatar World Cup? What is the name of the Qatar World Cup official match ball?2 months ago Pulse Nigeria
The first time the World Cup was played in Asia was in 2002 when Korea Republic and Japan co-hosted the Korea-Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup. African countries at the Korea-Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup: Senegal, Cameroon, Nigeria, Tunisia, and South Africa. African countries at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup: Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, TunisiaWe will look at Africa's performance at the last - and only - World Cup to be hosted on Asian soil to see what history they are up against as they take to the pitch again in Asia in a matter of days. It is crucial to point out at this point that all African countries at the 2002 World Cup, except Senegal, crashed out at the group stage. Senegal - Rating: 4.0World Cup debutants Senegal were the surprise package of the Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup during which they were drawn in Group A with defending champions France, Uruguay, and Denmark.2 months ago Pulse Nigeria
Korea’s best performances at the World CupKorea’s best performance at the World Cup came the last time the tournament was hosted in Asia. In 2002, when Korea themselves hosted the World Cup alongside Japan, the Taegeuk Warriors pulled off one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history by reaching the semi-finals. However, now that the World Cup is returning to Asia, they might think they can pull off another surprise. Korea’s final World Cup squadKorea were made to sweat over the fitness of their captain and talisman, Son Heung-min, but he has been declared fit and was included in the final squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Korea World Cup group fixturesKorea vs Uruguay 24th November 14:00 UTC +1 (Local Nigerian time)Korea vs Ghana 28th November 14:00 UTC +1Korea vs Portugal 2nd December 16:00 UTC +1Korea’s chances and odds to win the World Cup2 months ago Pulse Nigeria
The sun of may has not shone on La Celeste since they last dominated the pinnacle of world football winning four straight world championships they participated in 1924, 1928 -Olympics, 1930, 1950 -FIFA world cup. They also managed a goal difference of zero, a total bettered by even Ecuador. There is also not so much succour to be drawn from their last two world cups, both times they failed to advance past the quarter finals. AFPLuis Suarez (35), Diego Godin (36), Edinson Cavani (35), Fernando Muslera (36) and Martin Caceres(35) are all still important members of the Uruguayan national team and they made their way into Diego Alonso’s Squad. Uruguay World Cup fixturesUruguay vs South KoreaThursday, November 24, 02:00 PM (GMT+1)Portugal vs UruguayMonday, November 28, 08:00 PM (GMT+1)Ghana vs Uruguay2 months ago Pulse Ghana
Pulse Sports chronicles the top six Ghanaian sports moments in 2022 we'll forever remember:Ghana qualifies for World CupIn March, Ghana booked their place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup after getting the better of West African rivals Nigeria in the playoffs. The Black Stars drew goalless with the Super Eagles in Kumasi before recording a 1-1 draw far away in Abuja to qualify on away goals. Andre Ayew becomes Ghana’s most-capped playerAndre Ayew also became Ghana’s most-capped player after making his 110th appearance during the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Black Stars found themselves in a group with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros, but failed to win any of their group games. Ghana’s revenge mission against Uruguay failsAnother memorable moment in 2022, albeit not being exciting, was Ghana’s loss to Uruguay at the Qatar World Cup.1 month ago Pulse Ghana
AFPAfrica can also lay hold to some technically-superior and aesthetically-pleasing goals at the World Cup, some of which are part of the historic fabric with which the World Cup lore is sewn. Thus, we will look at the Top 5 goals scored by an African player at the FIFA World Cup as the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup draws near. Papa Bouba Diop vs France (2002 World Cup)World Cup debutants Senegal against defending champions France in the opening game of a World Cup - sounds like the perfect setup for a Senegal drubbing. Roger Milla vs Colombia (1990 World Cup)Unarguably Africa's greatest goalscorer at the World Cup, Roger Milla had a four-goal haul at the Italy 1990 World Cup. Of course, Roger Milla's goals at the World Cup were overshadowed by his colourful dancing celebrations but take nothing away from this beauty.2 months ago Pulse Kenya