Kalidou Koulibaly Names the Surprise Team That Should Win 2022 World Cup

Kalidou Koulibaly Names the Surprise Team That Should Win 2022 World Cup

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:14 PM
  • Kalidou Koulibaly has claimed that he and his teammates in the Senegalese national team want to win the World Cup
  • The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar and no African side has ever won the title in the tournament's history
  • Koulibaly, who plays for Chelsea, stated that it is time for all African teams to make the continent proud

Kalidou Koulibaly, who plays as a defender for Premier League side Chelsea, has stated emphatically that his nation Senegal are going to Qatar to win the 2022 World Cup.

The World Cup is the biggest football competition on earth and the 2022 edition will kick off on November 20, with France the defending champions of the tournament.

At the 2018 edition of the World Cup held in Russia, France defeated Croatia in the final to emerge the champions.

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Kalidou Koulibaly has confirmed Senegal's readiness to win 2022 World Cup. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
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It will definitely be difficult for France to defend their title this year in Qatar.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Koulibaly explained that all African representatives for the 2022 World Cup should think bigger than the knockout stages.

In the history of the World Cup, no African team has ever gotten to the final of the tournament.

Koulibaly's 2022 World Cup statement

“I don’t think that the French team or the English team are happy with going through the group stages – they want to go further. We should have the same mindset. That’s what I am trying to bring to Senegal."
He added, “I think it’s time that an African country delivers and wins the World Cup, because we are a very talented continent. We have great players.”

Jay-Jay Okocha predicts tough campaign

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha claimed that African teams going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will struggle in the global tournament, which will kick off in November.

Okocha played for the Super Eagles in 3 World Cup tournaments, even though the former Bolton Wanderers star was unable to take his nation far.

Senegal, Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia and Ghana are the five African nations who will be flying the continent's flag in Qatar.

However, Okocha admitted he was not positive about Africa’s tournament chances.

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