Analysing the Conflicting Fortunes of Africa's World Cup Managers

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Analysing the Conflicting Fortunes of Africa's World Cup Managers
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This feature analyses the conflicting fortunes of Africa’s World Cup managers during the ongoing tournament in Brazil.

Three teams arguably underachieved in Brazil. Algeria, who came so close to upsetting Germany, overachieved, while the jury remains out for Nigeria. The Super Eagles ended a 16-year absence from the knockout stages, but still failed to amount to the sum of their parts—or, at least, their potential.

In this editorial, we focus on the men in charge of Africa’s five World Cup nations, considering how they prepared for the tournament, how the decisions they made during the competition affected their sides (for better or worse) and what the future holds.

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