Meet the Five Teams Putting African Football on World Map

A record five African teams - Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia - are to take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. "No African team has ever qualified for the World Cup semi-finals. Many pundits would argue that now is the time to change Africa's World Cup story. The continent has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little", writes Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu from University of Texas.

Tunisia, Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal national teams.

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Official photo of the Moroccan team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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