While many believe that African countries, like Senegal, will have their chance at this 22nd edition of the World Cup in Qatar, Vahid Halilhodzic, Morocco’s coach, believes that it will still take time for an African selection rises on top of the world.
“African footballers are progressing more and more, but for an African team to go all the way one day, it takes a little longer. »launched Halilhodzic, before continuing. “It will take another decade for an African team to be crowned World Cup winners, when the continent has some of the best players in the world. »
“Teams need to become more efficient to one day go all the way. It won’t be for now, but in 10-12 years, there may be an African team that can win.”, he pointed out. While he was at the head of Algeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Vahid Halilhodzic remembers the famous match against Belgium in the group stage.
“We were leading until the 70th minute. But in the end we lost this game because we were scared. It is also a question of experience. You have to prepare your team to face opponents like Belgium with a lot of quality.recalls Halilhodzic, former coach of Paris Saint-Germain.