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Old 12-06-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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The five African teams going are Nigeria, Algeria, CIV, Cameroon and Ghana.

As an African, every world cup I go in thinking we're going to do better than ever...and every time I'm disappointed.

Last time it was horrible...I still have nightmares about Ghana-Uruguay...and yes, he who shall not be named is still on ish list.

How about this time?

Can we break the semis, at least?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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The countries of the region of the Gulf of Guinea once again show their supremacy on African football: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.

I bet some of those four can make it into the semi-finals.

Those of them that play more matches in the North and Northeast of Brazil may take advantage of the hot climate.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Every world cup there is talk about how this is the time that these dark horse African teams will finally shine. I will believe it when I see it, they always underperform (compared to expectations) in the World Cup. There are definately some talents, and I don't know quite why they don't do better. I am sure that infrastructure has some to do with it ... but I still don't think any get past the QF and think that overall we will once again talk about the disapointing performance by African teams.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Welcome Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana to my home city of Fortaleza in the World Cup!
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Every world cup there is talk about how this is the time that these dark horse African teams will finally shine. I will believe it when I see it, they always underperform (compared to expectations) in the World Cup. There are definately some talents, and I don't know quite why they don't do better. I am sure that infrastructure has some to do with it ... but I still don't think any get past the QF and think that overall we will once again talk about the disapointing performance by African teams.
I'll second Todd's sentiments. Other than Ghana, most African teams have underachieved in the World Cups. I don't see Cameroon emerging from Group A. Cote D'Ivoire is very respectable, but they could be surprised by Japan and also have a very tough top of the group with Greece and Colombia. Nigeria's been talked about as an up-and-coming team that could make a lot of noise for the past 15 years but hasn't done anything since 1998. Ghana is the class of the African nations, but has the disadvantage of playing in the Group of Death. Algreria is the only African nation I can see making it to the Round of 16.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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I think given the group draws I think only the Ivory coast will advance and get eliminated in the round of 16.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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African teams that will get the most points next summer....

Ivory Coast 5
Nigeria 4
Cameroon 4

Ghana 1
Algeria 0



Cameroon-Croatia (Manaus)
Nigeria-Bosnia (Cuiaba)

Not fair!
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, Va
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Ghana always surprise in the world cup but disappoint in African championships. I can't see Cameroon doing anything special. Nigeria, CIV and Algeria can surprise if they play like the qualifiers and African championships
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