Gianni Infantino praises African globalists and predicts a bright future for African football

Gianni Infantino praises African globalists and predicts a bright future for African football

“I think Morocco played exceptionally well, the players achieved great success and played very, very well.” , did he declare. “ They played with a lot of desire, determination and undeniable quality. Reaching a quarter-final cannot happen by chance. It is the result of a long-term effort, an investment by the Moroccan football federation, all the technical staff, and a young Moroccan coach who has also been in club football there. They showed us how to play attractive and effective football. The Moroccan football federation has invested millions of dollars in infrastructure and player development and the results in Qatar have shown the fruits of this labor.

Infantino also congratulated the other African teams in the final, Tunisia who beat defending champions France, Cameroon, against all odds dominating against five-time champions Brazil, African champions Senegal who were eliminated in the group stage by the “fair play” rule in 2018, also had a successful career by crossing the round of 16. “Senegal qualified from the group stage, which was not the case in 2018, then came up against a very strong England team“said the president of Fifa, who has since 2016.

Cameroon, Ghana and Tunisia also played very well and until the last minute of the last matches they had a chance to qualify, which shows the level of African football. Speaking at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s final between defending champions France and Argentina, Infantino believes the timing of Africa’s improvement is perfect given of the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026. In four years, the continent will have at least nine teams participating in the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with the possibility of a tenth representative if Africa manages to qualify for an intercontinental play-off. ” In the next World Cup there will be double the number of African teams that qualify, which means there will be other African teams as well, so we can expect more great performances.. »

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