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What to expect from African teams in World Cup 2022
Oct 26, 2022, 3:00:00 AM

What to expect from African teams in World Cup 2022

The hype is real on 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with many competitive teams joining the tournament. The best African World Cup teams are set to bring more action with their hopes of making history and coming out more successful than their previous runs in the event. 



This marks the first World Cup with an Arab host (Qatar) in international football history. Soccer is known to be popular in the region, and the African countries in the competition are set to hype it all up, with more fans expecting bigger action from hungry teams in the World Cup. What they bring to the table cannot be matched in terms of prominence in football.

African National Teams in the World Cup

African teams in World Cup are always given a chance to show their mettle in the competition. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) hosts a regular competition between African nations and serves as a qualification for the World Cup. These teams play against one another to prove which deserves the best shot on the biggest football stage.


The big chance to compete in the World Cup is an honour that will praise respective nations greatly. This says a lot about the success of various FIFA World Cup African teams carrying the pride of their country on the big stage. With the competition closing in fast, these squads have also released their official lineup for the coming games.


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How many African Teams Qualified for World Cup 2022? 

A total of 5 African teams playing World Cup 2022 after winning in the CAF qualifiers. These teams have done a great job of ensuring they will leave their mark and earn their chances on the big stage.

Which African National Teams are in the World Cup 2022?

African teams in FIFA 22 are decided with the winners of the CAF qualifiers. These five teams are given a chance to go for the deep runs in the World Cup. These nations go through a tough stretch of games with three rounds in the African Nations World Cup qualifiers.


54 Africa World Cup playoffs teams battled, and the final five teams qualified for the final competition by playing two legs of home and away games. The competition proper was held from September 4, 2019, until March 29, 2022.


Here are the five teams that made it to the World Cup:

  1. Senegal - two FIFA World Cup appearances

  2. Tunisia - five FIFA World Cup appearances

  3. Morocco - five FIFA World Cup appearances

  4. Cameroon - seven FIFA World Cup appearances

  5. Ghana - three FIFA World Cup appearances

African Football Team Fixtures 2022 FIFA World Cup

African teams qualified for World Cup 2022 are set to play against various teams worldwide in the group stage. There will be different match days, and teams will have various schedules in the respective time zones depending on where they play. Since there are various stadiums for the early stages, fans can expect to watch all of these matches simultaneously.


Here is the schedule of the games for African nations in World Cup group stages:

Team

Opponent

Schedule

Venue

Senegal

Netherlands

November 21, 2022 - 19:00

Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Qatar

November 25, 2022 - 16:00

Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Ecuador

November 29, 2022 - 18:00

Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Morocco

Croatia

November 23, 2022 - 13:00

Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Belgium

November 27, 2022 - 16:00

Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Canada

December 1, 2022 - 18:00

Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Tunisia

Denmark

November 22, 2022 - 16:00

Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

Australia

November 26, 2022 - 13:00

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

France

November 30, 2022 - 18:00

Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

Cameroon

Switzerland

November 24, 2022 - 13:00

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Serbia

November 28, 2022 - 13:00

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Brazil

December 2, 2022 - 22:00

Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

Ghana

Portugal

November 24, 2022 - 19:00

Stadium 974, Doha

South Korea

November 28, 2022 - 16:00

Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

Uruguay

December 2, 2022 - 18:00

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

African National Teams in World Cup 2022

African nations in World Cup are set to play against some of the toughest squads in the world. They will need to fight for the ages if they will advance and go deeper into the competition. By the end of the draw in the FIFA World Cup group stages, the five qualified African teams are distributed among various groups.


With the schedule set in Qatar, every match is a must-watch. Fans are keen to see the best action from the African teams, and each of these games will prove how much grit African teams bring to the table as they are eager to prove their worth. The big stage is set for the local coaches to show that African football can bring intense action to the World Cup.


Here's what to expect from the various African teams in FIFA World Cup:

African National Team Tunisia Group - D 

The Tunisia World Cup squad are set to face the likes of Australia, Denmark and the defending champions, France. While the Eagles are keen to show off their chances, the Tunisia national football team roster is ready to take on the giants in Group D.


Tunisian coach Jalel Kadri's brilliance will come into play for the team's chances of winning in the coming games. On top of that, Tunisia will need to play well in their matches against the top teams. This will be thrilling to watch, but the Tunisia World Cup group will be a challenging trip that will put them to the test.

  • Tunisia vs Australia - November 26, 2022 - 13:00 at the Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

  • Tunisia vs France - November 30, 2022 - 18:00 at the Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

  • Tunisia vs Denmark - November 22, 2022 - 16:00 at the Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

African National Team Ghana Group - H

The Ghana World Cup team has been roaring their campaign since the CAF qualifiers, and most of it has been about scoring a strong number of goals in a game. The Black Stars have done a great job of staying on the competitive push, showing how much they can fare well in the group stages.


This competition is the biggest shot for the FIFA World Cup Ghana national team to go deeper in the tournament. So far, Otto Addo's boys are set to face football giants such as South Korea, Uruguay and Portugal. While it may all seem hard for them to come out on top in this group, there is still a chance that the Ghana World Cup squad can pull off this big win.

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African National Team Morocco Group - F 

Moroccans have been on a roll and have been one of the hyped contenders in the World Cup. While they haven't been that lucky, especially in the AFCON games, coach Walid Regradui has successfully pushed the Morocco World Cup squad to the fullest. This has led to a flurry of amazing results in the prior games that allowed them to reach the big stage. 


The Morocco national football team has proven to be one of the contenders in Group F, which means a lot for their chances of winning the competition. On top of that, the Morocco World Cup roster players have made some key changes that can give them an edge in their games, especially with the use of a superior high line that can focus on both defence and offence.

African National Team Senegal Group - A

While this is their second time in the World Cup, the Lions are keen to show why they deserve this spot on the big stage. So far, the Senegal World Cup roster's AFCON title win also proved that they are more ready to take on a big campaign in the World Cup now than ever. 


A Senegalese title win in the World Cup can be a huge pride for coach Aliou Cisse’s resume as a manager. Senegal national team, World Cup journey will be tough as they are set to face the Netherlands, Qatar and Ecuador. Being in Group A means a lot for the FIFA World Cup Senegal team, and they have to find a way to breeze through and make it out of the group stages.

African National Team Cameroon Group - G

Cameroon has been one of the hot favourites after their recent runs. So far, the Indomitable Lions are ready to take on the big stage once more, hoping to go deeper into the competition. So far, the Cameroon football national team World Cup is here to bring more action in their upcoming games against Switzerland, Serbia and Brazil.


Coach Rigobert Song will be put to the test on this one as he will need to come up with more focus on his defence. These teams are at a competitive level on the offensive end, which means they will need to bring more defensive presence on the pitch if they are eager to make it further in the World Cup.


  • Cameroon vs Switzerland - November 24, 2022 - 13:00 at the Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

  • Cameroon vs Serbia - November 28, 2022 - 13:00 at the Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

  • Cameroon vs Brazil - December 2, 2022 - 22:00 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

African Team Highest Odds to Reach FIFA World Cup 2022 Finals

Most African teams in World Cup 2022 are ready to take their chances of winning at the coming games. So far, making it to the knockout stages is a chance for the team to prove why they deserve their chance at the competition.


A team's chances of advancing in the World Cup stages are based on their performance in the qualifiers. The expert predictions are based on their stats and how they managed to grind their way into the competition. 


Here are the odds for each African team in the World Cup games:

Cameroon

Cameroon is expected to come up with a deep run in the competition but not to the final. Some fans claim that they are all set for the semi-finals, at the very least. However, being trapped in Group G means they must endure most of these big swings against Brazil and Switzerland.

Senegal

Senegal has the best winning odds out of all African countries in the World Cup. However, they will need to find a way to win through the group stages with the Netherlands in the same circle to make their way to the final.

Morocco

Morocco is one of the teams expected to shine bright on the big stage. While they are not the main favourites to win in Group F, they are also not the underdogs. This means they have the chance to settle for the second slot, with Belgium most likely to finish first. They will likely end up in the third-place playoff if they get lucky.

Ghana

Ghana is not much of an expected winner in the World Cup, but some experts believe that the squad has what it takes to push its way through the knockout stage. Being surrounded by football nations such as South Korea, Uruguay and Portugal are not good for the Black Stars.

Tunisia

By a long stretch, Tunisia has the lowest winning odds for the competition trophy. Many fans expect them to make it to at least the Round of 16, but this means they need to pull off an upset against France and the rest of their group to make it happen.

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How do teams from Africa qualify for the World Cup?

African teams play in the CAF qualifier games, allowing all 54 African teams to join and compete for one of the five slots in the FIFA World Cup.

Which African country has qualified most for the World Cup?

Cameroon has qualified for the World Cup eight times, including this year. They are at the top of the list. They have the most appearances in the competition among African countries, with Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco next on that list with six appearances.

Can an African soccer team win the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Each team has a fair chance to win in the FIFA World Cup. However, Senegal has the best odds of winning in the competition among African countries, so many fans are rooting for them to come up with a huge finish.

Why do African teams fail at the World Cup?

African teams have never gone far from the quarter-finals in all runs. While it is not exactly a failure for the continent, most African teams are usually defeated by top football nations when it comes to experience in the game.

Which is the African team with the most World Cup appearances?

Aside from having qualified the most among African nations, Cameroon has also played the most games in the World Cup. The team has played 23 matches as of the time of writing, while the winningest team in the World Cup among African squads is Nigeria, with six wins.

Which African country has already won the FIFA World Cup?

No team has ever managed to win the FIFA World Cup from Africa. The farthest an African nation has reached in the competition is the quarter-finals, which Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana have in their respective runs over the years.


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Words: Paul Daniel Flores


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