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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:24 pm 
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If you could cherry pick 5 countries to represent Africa at the WC, which five countries would you pick? (forget qualification - imagine you can just select the five teams you think would make the biggest impact at the WC)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Nigeria
Zambia
Egypt
Senegal
Ivory Coast


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Synopsis wrote:
Nigeria
DR Congo
Ghana

Senegal
Ivory Coast


My choices.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:08 pm 
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in terms of the 5 groups these 5 would be the best

DR Congo
Nigeria
Ghana
CIV
Senegal

in terms of the best 5 regardless of groups

Nigeria
CIV
Senegal
Ghana
Morocco

what will happen

Nigeria
CIV
Senegal
Egypt
Tunisia


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:13 pm 
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By the way Nigeria is by far the best AFrican squad currently.

I said this back when we failed to qualify for ANC 2017 that we would win the competition if we had made it. I said Nigeria was better than any of the ANC 2017 competitors, and I was laughed at, but my predictions seem to be comming to fruition.

I dont see any other of the African reps doing anything of note in Russia other than Nigeria.

CIV seem to have a very balanced squad but for some reason they have been very poor under Marc Wilmots.


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Senegal
Burkina Faso
Egypt
CIV
Nigeria

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Zambia - Too inexperienced
Ghana - Not talented enough
Cameroon - I feel Cameroon has the potential to get their shiit together before the world cup their present level of mediocrity notwithstanding.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:39 pm 
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The five African teams that would cause most problems for European/South American teams at the WC, in my opinion are:

Ivory Coast
Senegal
Nigeria
DR Congo
Cape Verde (would love to see them at the WC just for the fun of it!)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:23 pm 
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Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:30 pm 
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Kabalega wrote:
Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We are talking about the World Cup and not CECAFA cup

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:42 pm 
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You are very wicked.

That said, I think BF's physical style would make some European teams uncomfortable (not the German or English lads though - they love an alley fight). Very surprised that Kabalega's list excluded IVC and Senegal...

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Kabalega wrote:
Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We are talking about the World Cup and not CECAFA cup


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Cito wrote:
Kabalega wrote:
Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We are talking about the World Cup and not CECAFA cup

Then why are people selecting a team that failed to make it to the last two AFCONs?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:57 pm 
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Kabalega wrote:
Cito wrote:
Kabalega wrote:
Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We are talking about the World Cup and not CECAFA cup

Then why are people selecting a team that failed to make it to the last two AFCONs?


Because World Cup and CECAFA/AFCON are chalk and cheese

Its the same reason why Brazil is the most successful world cup team but very lousy in Copa America behind Uruguay and Argentina

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CIV??? Fa fa fawuuullll!!! Eternal chokers.

My five would be:

Nigeria
Ghana
Egypt


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Hm, I cannot think of any other team from Africa that would make an impact at the WC besides these 3, OK, I will add Senegal because of Mane, but that's it. 4 teams

Nigeria
Ghana
Egypt
Senegal

If I were being forced, I would add Morocco. They know how to deal with European teams at times.

so finally we have:

Nigeria
Ghana
Egypt
Senegal
Morocco

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Nigeria
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Zambia
Egypt

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Nigeria
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Morocco
Egypt

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Nigeria
CIV
Senegal (Wildcard)
Ghana
Tunisia

I would put Egypt, but they play dirty.

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Kabalega wrote:
Cito wrote:
Kabalega wrote:
Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We are talking about the World Cup and not CECAFA cup

Then why are people selecting a team that failed to make it to the last two AFCONs?

Then you trump that with a team that hardly ever qualifies for AFCON and doesn't even know WC exists. Yep, genius

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am 
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vancity eagle wrote:
By the way Nigeria is by far the best AFrican squad currently.

I said this back when we failed to qualify for ANC 2017 that we would win the competition if we had made it. I said Nigeria was better than any of the ANC 2017 competitors, and I was laughed at, but my predictions seem to be comming to fruition.

I dont see any other of the African reps doing anything of note in Russia other than Nigeria.

CIV seem to have a very balanced squad but for some reason they have been very poor under Marc Wilmots.


You are better than the team that DEFEATED you based on what actually :tic:

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Nigeria
Zambia
Cape Verde
Senegal
Ivory Coast

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:24 am 
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Based on current form:

Nigeria
Tunisia
Egypt
Senegal
CIV

Interesting that no one is selecting Cameroon, the most recent AFCON champions and it is not because of bad belle. They simply have returned to their pre-AFCON form, hardly scoring goals or winning games.


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akamoke wrote:
Kabalega wrote:
Cito wrote:
Kabalega wrote:
Cape Verde
Zambia
Uganda
Burkina Faso
Guinea

Anyone supporting Ghana is either blindly patriotic, do not understand the game or both.


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We are talking about the World Cup and not CECAFA cup

Then why are people selecting a team that failed to make it to the last two AFCONs?


Because World Cup and CECAFA/AFCON are chalk and cheese

Its the same reason why Brazil is the most successful world cup team but very lousy in Copa America behind Uruguay and Argentina


You get time.


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Tunisia would be a wasted spot. They will have difficulty playing against better organized sides from South America and Europe.

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Not one single person has picked Algeria. They have really ruined their reputation with their horrid form over the past year. This is a team that 1 year ago was the most feared team in Africa, and which at the last WC gave world champs Germany their toughest game. They took the world champs to extra-time and Germany won only after a goal in the dying moments of the game.


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