Why an African Nation Will Win the World Cup by 2023

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Why an African Nation Will Win the World Cup by 2023
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While Pele’s oft-quoted claim that an African nation would win the World Cup by the new Millennium was proved false long before the year 2000 rolled around, I am encouraged to believe that we may not need to wait much more until one of the continent’s sides brings the golden trophy home.

In this piece, I identify five key reasons for optimism and suggest why I feel fans of African nations can perhaps expect prosperity before the year 2023—thus, over the next three World Cups.

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