The 2018 Russia Football World Cup is making good progress. A few days before the kickoff of the 21 th edition of the largest mass of football, all attention turned to the five countries, representing the African continent. Even if their chances of going far in this competition are very low, each of these selections will have a say in betting especially on his master to play. Here are the 5 players who will decide the fate of the African selections during this World Cup.
Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
The Egyptian idol of Liverpool almost did not celebrate. Injured in the first minutes of the champions league final, lost by his club on May 26, Mohamed Salah and his bruised collarbone kept all the African football fans in suspense. Finally the Egyptian with 43 goals scored last season, with Liverpool, should even be able to play the first game of his national team. For those who are worried about his performance in the selection, the Egyptian scored 33 goals in 57 appearances with the shirt of the Pharaohs. To leave his group, the right winger of Liverpool and his teammates will have to do battle with Russia, the host country, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. If the Egyptians manage to leave their group,
Sadio Mané (Senegal)
After Mohammed Salah’s injury in the Champions League final, Senegalese Sadio Mané had almost had to fight alone against Real Madrid’s invincible armada. Scorer that night, he could not prevent the defeat of his team. At the World Cup, Sadio Mané will be part of the African selection with the most impressive squad. Alongside many players playing in European elite leagues, the left winger, having scored 20 goals with Liverpool in the past season, has everything to shine. In addition, the Senegalese have inherited, a priori, the least popular group among African representatives. If they will fight against Colombia, Senegalese have ample means to hang Poland and Japan. Finally, in theory …
Victor Moses (Nigeria)
The Nigerian star Chelsea has enough to wear his team during this World Cup. In addition to its technical qualities and power, it is the will and tenacity of the player that make it a real asset for his selection. These qualities, Nigerians will need to hope to come out of one of the most competitive groups of the competition. It must be said that between Argentina Lionel Messi, Croatia and Iceland, the slightest mistake can compile the return ticket of the Nigerian selection.
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia)
Being the least publicized player of this list does not prevent to constitute the main weapon of the Tunisian selection at this world cup. As needed attacker or midfielder, the player playing in Rennes has always been able to help his selection. With 12 goals in 37 caps, Wahbi Khazri is one of the most effective Tunisian strikers still active. In a group where ogres like England and Belgium, as well as the surprising Panama, promise hell to Tunisians, the salvation could well take the form of the right paw of Wahbi Khazri.
Younès Belhanda (Morocco)
In a Moroccan team where talent abounds, Younès Belhanda is certainly the most dangerous individuality among the players of the Moroccan kingdom. The Turkish club player Galatasaray, brilliant by his technique and his ability to find spaces, can allow a Morocco, promised a virtually certain elimination, to survive in a rather complicated group. Between the Portugal of CR7, champion of Europe in title, Spain, great suitor to the coronation, and Iran, the Moroccan task seems Herculean.