Cornerstone News – Crime News Daily, Accurate News in Nigeria 247 and Super Eagles
Featured Sport

FIFA President Infantino saddened by Africa’s early World Cup exit

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed his dismay that Africa failed to secure a place in the 2018 World Cup knock-out stages.

 

All five African teams – Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia – exited this year’s competition in the group stages.

 

“Of course,” Infantino replied when asked if he was saddened by Africa’s early exit.

 

“The World Cup is for the whole world and the African teams were very, very close at the end.”

 

“An Asian (team) made it – an African not – but I think they will be ready soon for the next one,” he told BBC Sport.

 

Nigeria and Senegal both had hopes going into their final games but the Super Eagles missed out after conceding a late goal to Argentina while the Teranga Lions failed after losing narrowly to Colombia.

 

Africa was the only continent represented at the finals that failed to make the Round of 16.

The post FIFA President Infantino saddened by Africa’s early World Cup exit appeared first on Brila.

Related posts

AFCON Preview: Egypt, Senegal And Morocco Are Favourites To Win Their Games

Philomina Ngozi

Mourinho: Draw At Chelsea Bad Result For Man United

Itoya unfazed by Rangers loss to Insurance

Philomina Ngozi

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy