Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
The biggest sports event which hit the world once every 4years took place in Russia in 2018, African teams that represented the Africans include Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morroco, and Tunisia. The countries are listed according to the other of CAF ranking.
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1) Country Tunisia
Tunisia national team has been nicknamed The Eagles of Carthage 🇹🇳, They current seats on the first position, according to CAF football ranking following an impressive run in 2017. 2018 world cup is the fifth time they are featuring in this great event and it’s the first since 2006.
Best World Cup finish: Group Stages (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)CAF ranking: 1st
World ranking: 21st
List of the Tunisia 23 man players that went to 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia
Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia)
Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt)
Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France)
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France)
2) Country: Senegal
Nicknamed Lions of Teranga SN is ranked number 2 according to CAF and they are at the number 17th position in FIFA ranking, They are among the top-ranked countries in the world of African football that represented Africa in the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia.
List of the 23 Man Senegal squared at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France); Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya, Guinea); Alfred Gomis (Spal 2013, Italy).
Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy); Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey); Moussa Wague (Kas Eupen, Belgium); Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France); Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht, Belgium); Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France); Salif Sane (Hanover, Germany).
Cheihkou Kouyate (West Ham, England); Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton, England); Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England); Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City, England); Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke, England).
Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England); Diafra Sakho (Rennes, France); Moussa Sow (Bursaspor, Turkey), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France); Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France); Keita Balde (Monaco, France); Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke, England); Mbaye Niang (Torino, Italy).
3) Country: Morocco
Morroco football team has been nicknamed Lions of the Atlas 🇲🇦. The Lions has made it to the world cup 5 times and their best performing year was in the year 1986 when they finished at the round of 16. the is being led two-time AFCON winning coach Hervé Renard.
CAF ranking: 4th
World ranking: 41st
List of the 23 man Morocco Players at the 2018 world cup in Russia
Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco ), Mounir El Kajoui, Yassine Bounou (Gerona, Spain)
Medhi Benatia (Juventus, Italy), Romain Saiss (Wolvesharton, England), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir, Turkey), Badr Benoun, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid, Spain), Hamza Mendyl
Mbark Boussoufa, Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Monaco, France), Sofyan Amrabat (FC Utrecht), Younes Belhanda, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit
Khalid Boutaib, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Ayoub El Kaabi, Nordin Amrabat, Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez
Egypt National team players also go by name Pharaohs 🇪🇬, are ranked 5th according to CAF rating. Egypt has been dominating the African Nations Cup but finds it difficult to make it to the world cup. 2018 FIFA World cup is their first since 1990 and they made their debut appearance in the year 1934 and they have never made it past the group stage of the tournament.
List of the 23 man Egypt Players at the 2018 world cup in Russia
Sherif Ekramy, Essam El Hadary, Mohamed Elshenawy
Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Fathi, Ali Gabr, Mahmoud Hamdy, Ahmed, Hegazy, Samir Saad
Omar Gaber, Tarek Hamed, Sam Morsy, Abdalla Said, Trezegue
Kahraba, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah, Shikabala, Ramadan Sobhy, Amr Warda
CAF ranking: 5th
World ranking: 45th
5) Country Nigeria
Nick Name supper eagles, is one of the best countries that is represented Africa as a team of the footballer at Russia in 2018. Among all the country from Africa, Nigeria is the most experienced with world cup football. Nigeria, the first attempt at the world cup was in 1994 and they have featured 4 times since then,(1994, 1998, 2014 and 2018), their best finish is round of 16.
Nigeria Fifa world ranking: 48th
Nigeria CAF Ranking: 7th
List Of 23 Man Nigeria Players at the Russia 2018 World Cup
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba, Nigeria), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)
William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor, Turkey), Leon Balogun (Brighton, England), Ola Aina (Chelsea, England), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea, England), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal), Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey), Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Tyronne Ebuehi (Benfica, Portugal)
John Mikel Obi (Tianjin Teja, China), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey), John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheba, Israel) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Feirense, Portugal) Joel Obi (Torino, Italy), Mikel Agu (FC Porto, Portugal)
Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China), Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England), Victor Moses (Chelsea, England), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone, Italy)
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