FIFA World Cup is a football competition that is held every four years and is contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA members.
The World Cup is the most popular and entertaining sporting event in the world. It is the only football tournament that welcomes countries from all over the world.
However, in this essay, we’ll talk about the only three African countries that have ever advanced to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals.
Cameroon have made seven appearances in the FIFA World Cup since their first appearance forty years ago, when they drew all three of their group games and finished 17th.
In 1990, the Indomitable Lions became the first African team to reach the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. They upset defending champions Argentina in the World Cup opener and finished first in their group, ahead of Romania.
Roger Milla scored both goals as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition by defeating Colombia in extra time. In the tournament’s quarterfinals, England defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-2, denying them a berth in the semi-finals.
As a member of the CAF confederation, Senegal competed in the FIFA World Cup in 2002 and 2018.
In the opening game of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, the Lions of Teranga defeated the defending World Cup champions, France.
Due to a late winner from Henri Camara, they became the second African nation to reach the quarterfinals after upsetting Sweden in the round of 16. Turkey won 1-0 in the quarter-finals, putting an end to their fairytale run.
Ghana has participated in three FIFA World Cups: in 2006, 2010, and 2014. Despite the fact that it was the first time a FIFA World Cup was contested on African soil, Nigeria’s run to the quarterfinals in 2010 remains one of the most stunning runs in African sporting history, as well as one of the tournament’s most memorable campaigns.
The Black Stars advanced past the group stages and into the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals before being eliminated by Uruguay.
Deep into extra time, Luis Suárez’s disputed goal-line handoff denied Ghana a goal that would have given them a 1-0 lead and set up a penalty shootout triumph for Uruguay.
If Ghana had won their quarterfinal in 1998, they would have become the first African country to reach the World Cup semifinals. In this year’s FIFA World Cup, 32 countries competed, and Ghana was ranked seventh among them by FIFA.