Samuel Eto’o predicts Morocco-Cameroon World Cup final

In a statement published in Ouest France, former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o believes that his home country will reach the World Cup final in Qatar and face Morocco. 

In the announcement, Eto’o was quoted as saying that he believes that five African sides will make it through the group stages of the competition. As well as his two predicted finalists, he believes that Tunisia, Ghana, and Senegal will all make it to the knockout stages of the competition, which begins in under a fortnight. Senegal have been given a considerable blow with L’Équipe reporting that star player Sadio Mané (30) is set to miss the competition with a tendon injury sustained in the penultimate Bundesliga gameweek before the World Cup. 

Africa has always had the potential to have strong World Cups, but we haven’t always shown our best side up to now. Over the course of the past few years, African teams have acquired more and more experience. I think that they are not only capable of participating in this World Cup, but also of winning it,” said Eto’o. No African side has ever made the last four of a World Cup, but Eto’o is predicting that that will change next month in Qatar. 

The former Cameroon striker recently made the headlines for another controversial comment, where he claimed that Nicolas Anelka was better than Thierry Henry. 


GFFN | Luke Entwistle


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