World Cup 2022: Samuel Eto’o Names 2 Surprise Teams That Will Play in the Final

World Cup 2022: Samuel Eto’o Names 2 Surprise Teams That Will Play in the Final

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has backed his country Cameroon to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar claiming that the Indomitable Lions will beat Morocco in the final.

The 2022 World Cup will be starting on the 20th of November and it will be serious battle among 32 nations that will be storming Qatar for the championship.

According to the report on GOAL, Eto'o is of the opinion that his country will win the World Cup in Qatar claiming that it is now time for Africa to succeed.

Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon, Morocco, World Cup, Qatar
Samuel Eto'o believes Cameroon will win the 2022 World Cup. Photo by Lefty Shivambu
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In the history of the World Cup, no African nation has ever won the title before even though three of them have reached the quarterfinals.

Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon are the three teams who have reached the last 8 of the World Cup.

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Samuel Eto'o's World Cup statement

"Africa has always had the potential to deliver great World Cups, but we haven't always shown our best face so far.
“Over the years, African teams have gained more and more experience, and I think they are ready not only to participate in a World Cup but also to win this competition.”
“It would be a dream come true. For any player, winning titles is the ultimate goal. As president of our federation, I would love to see Cameroon win the World Cup.”

African country risk expulsion

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how there are concerns in Cameroon over a legal battle that could see the Indomitable Lions miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Fecafoot - the Cameroon Football Federation - are reportedly having a showdown with kit and equipment supplier Le Coq Sportif.

It is believed a Paris commercial court has intervened in the dispute and ordered the squad to wear the kit suppliers' uniforms at the World Cup.

FIFA supported the ruling and urged Le Coq Sportif to continue supplying their equipment to the country.

FIFA was possibly angered by Fecafoot earlier deciding to terminate the French kit company's contract and partnering instead with One All Sport, an American company.

Cameroon's lawyer, Me Ntimbane Bono, in a chat with Actu Cameroon, stated that the move could get the country expelled from the forthcoming World Cup.

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