1. Nigeria, the Super Eagles

The super eagles have only missed one tournament since their debut in 1994. This time round they seem all set for the tournament after the team got the new coach, Gernot Rohr from Germany. The coach has restored confidence in the team heading into the world cup with the previous wins during the friendlies. Under the coach, the team has only lost two matches ever since 2016. They are in group D with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia. They faced Argentina in a friendly back in December and managed to pull a 4-2 win against the great team which gave them a new energy as they face them again in the world tournament.  Taking a closer look at the team, it’s quite a very strong team with the likes of Iheanacho and Victor Moses spearheading the attack.

  1. Egypt, the Pharaohs

The Pharaohs are the most successful team in the Africa Cup of Nations, winning the competition seven times ever since they started participating in the competitions. The question is, can they drive this success to the world cup too? This was their first qualification into the global competition ever since 1990 making it three times that they have qualified for the competitions. Mo Salah has been very key in their qualification campaign, even scoring twice during their last qualification match against Congo. Another key figure is goalkeeper EL-Hadary who could make history by being the oldest player to ever make an appearance in the world cup. Here is a peep into the Pharaohs squad:

  1. Morocco, The Atlas Lions

The Atlas Lions were the first ever African team to win a group stage match in the world cup back in 1986. However, this qualification came after a 20 years run of not appearing in the world cup. All eyes will be set on the Juventus star Benatia who is the team captain to lead his team to victory once again. Here is a close look at the team:

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  1. Tunisia, The Eagles of Carthage

The Eagles of Carthage are back again in the global tournament to reclaim the North African showdown in the competition. After a past decline from the international stage, the team is again finding its foot in dominating African football however that won’t really be easy. Here’s a peep into the team presented for the tournament:

  1. Senegal, Lions of Teranga

The Lions of Teranga made their world cup debut match in 2002 and caused quite a stir when they defeated France in the opening match. It’s also in that year that they made history when they reached the quarter finals being one of only three African teams to ever get to the quarter finals alongside Ghana and Cameroon. The Senegalese team is also rising from the ashes after a disappointing 2007-2010 run. However, with the renewed vigor and energy with stars like Sadio Mane leading the team we might hope for much better this time round. Here is a preview of the team: