Africa’s teams out to avoid Qatarstrophe

Torchbearers: African champions, Senegal are expected to go the furthest PIC: PA
Torchbearers: African champions, Senegal are expected to go the furthest PIC: PA

The biggest football exhibition roars to life in Qatar on Sunday with Africa’s five representatives looking to avoid early flights back home.

The World Cup is being held in the Middle East for the first time and due to high temperatures, the showpiece is being held at the end of the year, instead of the traditional mid-year tournament.

African champions, Senegal headline the list of the continent’s representatives which also include Ghana, Cameroon, Tunisia and Morocco. Senegal are touted as the best of the lot and expected to perform beyond expectations. However, it is hard to look beyond Africa’s best finish at any World Cup competition since the inaugural edition in 1930, which is the last eight.

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