CAF: 2022 FIFA World Cup Preview (Africa)

July 4, 2022
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With the final qualifying window now closed it’s time to take a look at the CAF 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. For football fans all around the world, they almost certainly have a feeling of withdrawal running through their veins at the moment. We are in a World Cup year and we are in the middle of June and there is no World Cup to speak of yet.

Unfortunately for all of us, we have to wait at least another four months until we get to watch the world’s most beautiful game played on the world’s most beautiful stage. After several pushbacks due to a global pandemic and other factors, we finally know all 32 teams that will be heading to Qatar in November for their chance at World Cup glory.

It has certainly been a wild ride over the last year and a half during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying regardless of the region your favorite country happens to be playing in. Each and every region has its own unique challenges and difficulties that you face throughout the long grueling process that is 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Today we will be taking a look at The five nations from the African region that qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Those nations are 

AFC:2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Preview (Africa)

Cameroon

Cameroon had a great comeback in the second league of their final round playoff against Algeria to find their way into the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They would go on to win in extra time 2-1 in the second leg after losing the first leg 0-1. It is their first FIFA World Cup appearance in eight years where they finished in last place in Brazil in 2014. They have finished in the bottom two for the last two FIFA World Cups they have qualified for. They are coming off of a third place finish in the 2021 African Cup Of Nations and will have plenty of momentum coming into this edition of the World Cup. 

Ghana

Ghana defeated Nigeria in their final round qualifier and for the first time in a white they seem to not be the African favorites in this year’s World Cup as well. They are making their first appearance since 2014 as well and they will be looking to make it out of the group stage this time around. It is only their fourth FIFA World Cup ever and all four have come within the last 16 years, as they are getting better each and every cycle. They had a disappointing finish at last year’s African Cup Of Nations and will be looking to redeem themselves in Qatar.

Morocco 

Morocco is expected to make some noise at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They qualified for the 2022 World Cup with what could be considered a walkthrough. As they pounded the Democratic Republic Of The Congo with a total aggregate score of 5-2. This will be their second straight FIFA World Cup and unlike last year they should be expected to make it out of the group stage. This will be their sixth of all time and first time ever making consecutive World Cups as well. They will be coming off of a quarterfinals placement in the African Cup Of Nations. 

Senegal

Senegal knocked out heavily favored Egypt and Mohamed Salah to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They are also the defending champions in the African Cup Of Nations and come into this tournament with a ton of momentum. This is the third time they have qualified for the world’s biggest tournament and the first time they have ever done it in consecutive cycles. They were the second African team to ever reach the quarterfinals. However, that was in 2002, in 2022 they will be looking to make it out of the group stage after failing in Russia in 2018. 

Tunisia 

Tunisia is the small fish in this situation as they qualified by beating Mali 1-0. This will be their sixth FIFA World Cup and their second consecutive appearance as well. They are coming off of a quarterfinals finish at the African Cup Of Nations and will have a lot to prove in November as they will be looking to make it out of the Group Stage for the first time ever. 

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