Shocked by the zero out of 5, 4 years in the past, in Russia, the place Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal had gone out within the first spherical, Africa can have at the very least two, and maybe three, representatives within the subsequent spherical.
Morocco even completed on the high of its group F, which was very powerful with the Croatian vice-champions of the world and the Belgians, because it had finished in 1986 in entrance of Portugal and England.
The final African group to have managed to take first place in a gaggle was Nigeria in 1998.
It’s joined by Senegal, which recovered from Sadio Mané’s harm simply earlier than the beginning of the competitors and a irritating opening loss to the Netherlands (2-0).
Tunisia, who beat a reshuffled France (1-0) for the final day of Group D, got here shut, however Ghana, second in Group H earlier than dealing with Uruguay, might additionally move the primary spherical, whereas the mission can be extra difficult for Cameroon, dealing with Brazil.
Africa has had greater than two groups within the World Cup spherical of 16.