Statistics Show Black Stars Have 0.02% Chance of Winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Statistics Show Black Stars Have 0.02% Chance of Winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup

  • Ghana's chances of winning the World Cup appear to be bleak according to British sports analytics company, Opta Analyst
  • The Black Stars of Ghana have been handed a tricky draw at the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar later this year
  • Otto Addo's charges finished third in the Kirin Cup as the West African nation prepare to feature in their fourth World Cup tournament

Four-time African champions, Ghana have a slim chance of becoming the first nation from the continent to win the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to Opta Analyst.

Statistics from Opta Analyst, arguably the largest data-focused sports company in the world, show that the Black Stars have less than a one per cent chance of winning the 2022 World Cup.

In a post on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Ghana's chances of winning the World Cup have been rated 0.02% by Opta Analyst.

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Black Stars clinched the third position after beating South American nation Chile 3-1 on penalties in the 2022 Kirin Cup Challenge. Photo by Charly Triballeau
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The West African country has been drawn into Group H alongside Ronaldo's Portugal, Asian powerhouse South Korea and two-time World champions, Uruguay in what promises to be a tough but not improbable group to qualify from.

The prediction model is based on simulating the outcome of the tournament thousands of times.

The top-ranked nations among the 32 qualified countries include France (17.93%), Brazil (15.73%) and Spain (11.53%).

Among the five nations from Africa to have qualified for the World Cup, Senegal ranks highest with a percentage of 0.19%, with Ghana (0.02%), Tunisia (0.01%), Morocco (0.01%) and Cameroon (0.00%), respectively.

Ghana draws Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea

Four times African champions, Ghana have been drawn alongside European heavyweights Portugal, former World Champions Uruguay and South Korea.

The Black Stars will open their campaign at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a blockbuster clash against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

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Stephen Appiah evokes nostalgic World Cup memories

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah brought nostalgic memories to Ghanaians after sharing a post to celebrate Ghana's World Cup debut.

The four-time African champions played their first World Cup game against Italy on June 12, 2006, in Hamburg.

His post on Twitter got massive reactions from fans on the social media app, with many recounting how they felt on that day.