Can African country win the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is getting closer and closer, with the tournament in Qatar promising to be one to remember. Every side at the competition will target getting out of their group, with each team desperate to be the one lifting the trophy at the end of the tournament.

However, there are nations at the tournament with a far better chance of winning the trophy than others, with the likes of France, Brazil and Belgium amongst the favourites.

Of the sides from Africa, who are the favourites, and do any of the African sides have a chance of lifting the trophy? We take a look at who the top betting sites are rating as most likely African contenders.

Group A – Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar and Netherlands

Group A’s Senegal are the African side deemed to be the most likely to win the World Cup, although at odds of 81.00 they are a long way behind favourites Brazil. Senegal were able to knock Egypt out in the third-round of African qualification as they won 3-1 on penalties.

Star man Sadio Mane will be a player Senegal lean on heavily at the World Cup, and they will hope that the Liverpool star can bring his club form to national level.

Senegal have every chance of getting out of Group A. The Netherlands are the favourites to top the group, but Senegal will feel they can defeat hosts Qatar and Ecuador along the way.

Group D – Tunisia, France, Denmark and Australia/UAE/Peru

Tunisia are a massive 351.00 to win the World Cup. A 1-0 win over Mali in the third round of African qualification followed a very impressive second round campaign.

Tunisia have to contend with world champions France and a spirited Denmark along with one final qualifier. Like most of their other African counterparts, Tunisia will need to target beating the final qualifier and Denmark, as France will likely be too good for them.

Group F – Morocco, Belgium, Canada and Croatia

Morocco were brilliant in their World Cup qualifying campaign as they won all six of their second round matches. Twenty goals scored and one conceded saw Morocco finish 12 points clear of Guinea-Bissau before they then dismantled DR Congo 5-2 on aggregate to make it to the World Cup in Qatar.

Morocco come in at odds of 251.00 to win the World Cup, and their form in qualification shows they are not a side to be taken lightly.

Belgium are favourites to advance from Group F, with Croatia just behind them. Morocco will have to beat Canada and target a win over one of Belgium or Croatia, with a huge victory over one of their European counterparts likely enough to see them through.

Group G – Cameroon, Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland

Cameroon were exceptional in their battle to the top of Group D in the second round of qualification. Five wins and a single loss saw Cameroon onto 15 points as they eliminated the Ivory Coast.

Despite their excellent form in the second round, they were forced to really battle in the third round. Algeria were able to win the first leg 1-0 in Cameroon, before things turned around with a 2-1 on the road. This saw Cameroon advance via away goals after extra time.

Currently available at odds of 201.00, Cameroon are seen as having little chance of winning the competition this year.

Group G is an incredibly tough group, and Cameroon will likely look to advance as the second-best team in the pool. However, Serbia and Switzerland will both fancy their chances of beating Cameroon in this group.

Group H – Ghana, Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea

Ghana were in good form across their second round of qualifying. Four wins came alongside one draw and one loss, seeing them onto 13 points.

South Africa pushed them all the way, boasting exactly the same record, with Ghana advancing due to the fact they had scored more goals.

With the promise of appearing in their first World Cup since 2014, Ghana were able to secure their place at the competition after drawing 1-1 with Nigeria across the two legs, advancing via away goals. At odds of 251.00, Ghana’s best hopes of success is getting out of the group.

Their group will likely see Portugal advance at the top of Group H, meaning Ghana will have to defeat both Uruguay and South Korea to finish in second place.

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