List of African Countries in World Cup 2022

About 13 different African countries have participated in the largest football competition since Egypt’s appearance in the 1934 World Cup.

The globe has been awed by some of the most thrilling and entertaining football created by African nations as the years have passed and Africa (CAF) has been allocated more qualifying berths for the final event.

With five nations from across the continent competing, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will follow suit.

Jambo Daily examines the African teams competing in this event as well as the top African teams from previous World Cups.

African Countries in World Cup 2022

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Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia are the five African countries that will try to end the continent’s curse of never making it past the quarterfinals in the World Cup. At the Italy 1990 World Cup, Cameroon was the first nation from Africa to set the quarterfinal ceiling.

With four points from two games, Morocco has been the most impressive African team in Qatar thus far.

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Walid Regragui’s team battled to a 0-0 draw with Croatia in their initial match before overwhelming Belgium in their follow-up game to put themselves in a position to potentially qualify for the last 16 since 1986.

After a first call-up for the Bayern Munich attacker, Senegal overcame the pre-tournament blow of losing top player Sadio Mane to injury.

The team of Aliou Cisse lost to the Netherlands 2-0 in their opening match. Still, after eliminating the hosts Qatar, they now have a chance to advance to the knockout rounds with a victory over Ecuador on November 29.

Despite holding Denmark to a 0-0 draw, Tunisia faces a difficult task in Group D because they lost 1-0 to Australia after that and will need to defeat the defending champions France to have a chance of making it out of the group.

After one game each, Ghana and Cameroon have no points after being eliminated from the 2018 World Cup. The Black Stars still have games against South Korea and Uruguay, while the Indomitable Lions have games against Serbia and Brazil coming ahead.

Can the African teams win the World Cup?

African Countries
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All of the African countries competing in this tournament have what it takes to challenge even the best teams, but they are all viewed as outsiders to win the World Cup in Qatar.

With odds of +10000/76.30, Senegal is the side with the best chance of winning. Ghana is projected as having a +35000/156.00 chance of winning the event, while Morocco is given a +10000/123.00 chance.

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The odds against Cameroon winning the tournament are +50000/211.00, while the odds against Tunisia winning the tournament are +75000/304.00, making them one of the least probable teams to do so.