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Drogba not surprised by Egypt and Algeria’s World Cup heartbreaks

Didier Drogba
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The Ivorian legend believes all the five African teams in World Cup deserve their spots.

African World Cup qualifiers concluded with some of the continent’s main football powerhouses failing to reach the Qatar games.

Egypt lost their tie against Senegal, who repeated their Africa Cup of Nations victory over the Pharaohs in a penalty shoot-out. 

Cameroon scored a sensational last-minute winner against Algeria, while Ghana beat Nigeria in another close qualifier.

Following the CAF qualifiers, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Morocco, and Ghana earned their spot as Africa’s representatives in the 2022 World Cup.

Speaking to beIN Sports about the qualifiers, Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba said the results has not surprised him.

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 “I hope that one day I see an African team winning the World Cup,” Drogba said.

“The World Cup should have more African teams, I am glad that will happen starting next edition.

“Egypt and Algeria failing to qualify was expected, the teams who qualified are the best in Africa.”

Senegal and Cameroon, who eliminated Egypt and Algeria in the qualifiers, will compete in Group A and G of the upcoming tournament. 

The Black Stars will compete with hosts Qatar, Netherlands, and Ecuador. On the other hand, Cameroon must battle it out with Brazil, Switzerland, and Serbia for a place in the last 16.