When Will an African Nation Lift the World Cup?
This is a question that many football lovers often ask. So far only European and South American nations have become World Champions of football, but the time when African country wins the World Cup might be closer than many people think. Today there are many African national teams that are constantly improving and getting closer to become the best in the world. So far the biggest success has been a quarterfinal. So what is needed for an African nation to lift the World Cup? The following are some things that have prevented countries from the African continent to win it all.
- Lack of money is one thing that prevented African nations to lift the World Cup so far. They are simply not motivated enough to give their all to win a tournament. Lack of support from their national governments has been a decisive factor as well, as many players feel that are not valued enough.
- Lack of quality youth football programs. There are many talented African youngsters with good football skills, but the football programs in their countries are not very good. That prevents them to fully develop to great footballers and increase the competition for the national team.
- Loss of concentration in crucial times often proved crucial for African nations to advance to the later stages of the tournament. This has a lot to do with the mentality. We have often witness how some great African nations are falling apart after conceding a sloppy goal. Then their concentration drops and they are getting defeated.
How Can African Team Finally Reach Semifinals of World Cup?
Hard work, patience and steady preparation can bring African nations closer to getting to the final four of the tournament. Many African countries have already emerged as strong candidates for the next World Cup and many sportsbooks are short-listing them as favorites to win it.
However, nothing will come as a gift and African nations must try harder and work with their youth from the earliest age if they want long-term success. Almost all nations that have previously won the World Cup have prepared long and well before winning the tournament. Emphasize must be put on youth as they will be the ones that will bring glory. Besides that, African soccer federations must take bigger initiative and motivate their players more. It does not have to be just money, but all kinds of support are welcome. Today there are some great African national teams filled with great players, but they cannot reach success simply because their federations are not supporting them enough.
These were some thoughts on African national teams and what is needed for them to make one step further towards winning the World Cup. The journey can be long and hard, but the final benefits will be joyous and extremely satisfying. Of course, there are many other things that should be done as well, but step by step African nations are getting closer to winning the World Cup.