5 African Players Who Could Make a Major Impact at the World Cup

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5 African Players Who Could Make a Major Impact at the World Cup
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Could next summer’s World Cup be a breakthrough tournament for Africa’s international sides? Ten teams are still in the running—all with differing levels of optimism—and five of them will get the privilege to represent the continent at next summer’s centrepiece.

Could one of them achieve more than any of Africa’s sides to date and earn a spot in the semifinals?

This article profiles five African players who could make a major impact at Brazil 2014. Naturally, none of them is guaranteed a spot in the tournament just yet, but all five will be confident of representing their sides next summer.

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