The 5 Greatest African Teams in World Cup History

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The 5 Greatest African Teams in World Cup History
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Five African sides will head to Brazil looking to etch their names into the tournament’s illustrious history. Ghana, Nigeria, the Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria and Cameroon would all, surely, be content with a run to the quarter-finals. However, the quintet will each be acutely aware that any side who could go one stage further would truly break a glass ceiling for the continent’s sport.

This article looks back over the five sides that have come closest or who have made the biggest impact on the international high table.

Could another side join this elite collection in six months’ time?

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