Renard relishing Moroccan challenge

Renard relishing Moroccan challenge

Twenty years have passed since Morocco last appeared at the FIFA World Cup, when Mustapha Hadji, Youssef Chippo and Salaheddine Bassir wowed the fans at France 1998.

Veteran El Hadary's Russian quest

Veteran El Hadary's Russian quest

At 44 years old, Essam El Hadary’s appetite and passion for the game have not waned. Indeed, the evergreen goalkeeper is currently eyeing history with an Egypt side that is close to making it to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time in almost three decades.

Russia without Messi? It's a possibility

Russia without Messi? It's a possibility

Argentina's poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi.

Appiah believes Russia is still possible

Appiah believes Russia is still possible

There is a cohort of African countries that have been ever-present at the FIFA World Cup in recent years: Ghana, Ivory \coast, Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria have all appeared at both of the last two editions of the global extravaganza.

Miya still has Russia 2918 dreams

Miya still has Russia 2918 dreams

When the draw for the group phase of the African FIFA World Cup qualifiers was made, Uganda was given little chance of qualifying for Russia.

Guinea cling to World Cup dream

Guinea cling to World Cup dream

There are just a few days to go before the African qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia gets back under way, with several teams anxious to return to action and take another step towards the finals.

DR Congo tired of World Cup wait

DR Congo tired of World Cup wait

If their recent form is anything to go by, Congo DR can start dreaming in Russian. The first country from sub-Saharan Africa to appear at a FIFA World Cup, at Germany 1974 (when it was known as Zaire), the Leopards have grown tired of waiting for a return to the big stage.

Maaloul still has Russian ambitions

Maaloul still has Russian ambitions

Nabil Maaloul has played a part in a number of Tunisian football’s most remarkable feats, from fulfilling the role of assistant coach under Roger Lemerre when Les Aigles de Carthage captured their first and only CAF Africa Cup of Nations to guiding Tunis-based Esperance to a historic treble in 2011.

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