Man City Star Erling Haaland Predicts Which African Team Will Do Well At Qatar World Cup

Manchester City star Erling Haaland has predicted that Senegal will outdo other African countries at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon and Ghana will represent the continent at the forthcoming World Cup.

From the teams mentioned above, the former Borussia Dortmund striker has pinpointed that Sadio Mane’s team is the strongest African representative capable of raising the continent’s flag high.

Senegal’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Africa Cup of Nations [Charly Triballeau/AFP]

.Speaking in an interview with Supersport TV, Haaland said:

“I think Senegal will do really well,” said Man City’s striker.

He added:

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“They are a strong team, and they have so many strong players. So I think Senegal will do the best out of [the African teams].”

 

Haaland, who will not be at the 2022 World Cup after Norway failed to qualify for the prestigious global showpiece, backed Senegal probably due to its recent Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) victory.

Lately, Senegal made history at the 2022 Afcon after clinching its first-ever Afcon cup after defeating Egypt.

The Lions Of Teranga dispatched Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 4-2 on penalties, and Bayern Munich’s forward scored the winner after initially missing one in the game’s opening minutes.

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Now that the Lions of Teranga proved to be Africa’s giants, it remains to be seen if they can replicate their exhilarating performances at the World Cup.

Senegal are placed in Group A alongside hosts Qatar, Ecuador and the Netherlands, and their chances of progressing to the next round are high on paper.

However, this year’s edition marks Senegal’s third appearance at the World Cup. Their first appearance came in 2002 when they reached the quarter-finals stage before crushing out following a 1-0 defeat by Turkey.

In 2018, their run was the worst, as they even failed to progress from the group stages. Will they, this year, manage to punch above their weight at the tournament?

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