An African country can win the cup (Aliou Cissé)

Senegal football team coach Aliou Cissé said Friday in Doha that an African country can win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, after giving the continent the first success in this world.

“We are heading towards a complicated World Cup where there will be many surprises. Yes, an African country can win and I hope it will be Senegal”, declared Aliou Cissé on Friday, after the match won against Qatar (3-1) which revived the Lions in the race for qualification for the eighth round. of final.

Asked at a press conference about the chances of an African team winning the tournament for the first time, Cissé remarked that « everything is possible in this competition », referring to Saudi Arabia’s victories over Argentina ( 2-1), Japan over Germany (2-1) and Iran over Wales (2-0).

« All the teams there are uninhibited » after preparing for the World Cup for four years, he also said. « Today’s World Cup is not the World Cup of 30 or 35 years ago where the big – in quotes – came and passed over the small. » The Senegalese will seek to qualify for the Round of 16 against Ecuador on Tuesday.

Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana, quarter-finalists in 1990, 2002 and 2010 respectively, signed the best performance for African teams at a World Cup.

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