In preparation for the World Cup, which starts on November 18 in Qatar, African teams will play friendly matches this week to test their strength and determine their readiness for this global date.
The friendly and exciting matches will see five African teams (Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal) reach the final of the World Cup in Qatar this week against other teams mainly from South America such as Brazil, Chile and Bolivia.
This happened two months before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.
Attention will be on Chelsea’s English striker Hakim Ziyech, who is returning to the Moroccan national team after a long absence when his country faces Chile and Paraguay in preparation for the Atlas Lions, and Tunisian captain Wahbi Khazri is looking forward to facing five-time world champion Brazil.
Morocco will play Chile on Friday and Paraguay next Tuesday.
As for Tunisia, which has just won two World Cup finals separated by 40 years (at the expense of Mexico in 1978 and Panama in 2018), today, Thursday, it will play its first confrontation with the Comoros before facing Brazilian giant next Tuesday.
On the other hand, the African team, the African champions, will rely on their polesmen, Halido Koulibaly, the new Chelsea defender, and striker Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool this summer, in their last match at the beginning of this year. “. two matches against Bolivia and Iran respectively.
For now, Brentford striker Brian Mboymo is looking to make his mark on his debut for Cameroon, which has decided to defend its colors when his country plays two matches against South Korea and Uzbekistan.
As for Ghana to play Brazil and Nicaragua, it includes some Premier League players, led by Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey, veteran Crystal Palace’s Jordan Ayew and Southampton defender Mohamed Salisu.
Below is the schedule of matches of African teams before the World Cup:
Thursday, September 22
Tunisia – Comoros in Orleans (France)
Friday 23 September
Ghana – Brazil in Le Havre (France)
Morocco – Chile in Barcelona (Spain)
Cameroon – Uzbekistan in Goyang (South Korea)
Saturday 24 September
Senegal – Bolivia in Orleans
Tuesday, September 27
Tunisia – Brazil in Paris
Ghana – Nicaragua in Lorca (Spain)
Morocco – Paraguay in Seville (Spain)
Cameroon – South Korea in Seoul (South Korea)
Senegal – Iran in Bratislava (Slovakia)