Samuel Eto'o Predicts Cameroon To Win The 2022 World Cup Against Morocco In The Final.

Former Cameroon player Samuel Eto'o who is the current president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT), has predicted that his country, Cameroon will defeat Morocco in the final of the 2022 World Cup to win the trophy.

According to Eto'o, who took part in four World Cups with Cameroon but never reached the knockout stages, the 2022 tournament represents Africa's best opportunity yet to finally get their hands on the biggest prize in football.

The former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Barcelona striker believes the Indomitable Lions will become the first African nation to lift the trophy on December 18 at the Lusail Stadium, even though they head into the competition ranked 43rd in the world.

It's going to be the 22nd edition of the tournament since it's inception in 1930, with the opening game between the host nation Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday November 20, 2022.

The 41-year-old four time African Footballer of the Year, believes that all Africa’s five representatives Cameroon, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia and Senegal will advance to the knockout round with the Indomitable Lions, Atlas Lions and Teranga Lions going through as group winners.

He also predicted the exact routes both African sides will take to reach the final which has never before involved teams from outside Europe or South America.

He predicts that Morocco will eliminate Spain, Portugal and holders France en route to a meeting with Cameroon, who will themselves have dispatched Belgium and Senegal in the quarterfinal and semifinal respectively to progress.

“Africa has always had the potential to achieve a successful World Cup, but we haven't always shown our best face up to now," Eto'o said in a statement. 

“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 emerge champions.

"Cameroon will win the World Cup final against Morocco.

“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.”

The Indomitable Lions, would be competing in an Africa- record eighth World Cup, have been grouped alongside Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland in Group G.

They begin their campaign against Switzerland at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, on Nov. 24.

No African team has ever gone beyond the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010) are the only countries from the continent to reach the last eight.

Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal are expected to name their World Cup squads soon after Ghana unveiled their provisional roster last week.

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