Lauren: African teams will struggle in Russia

Former Cameroon and Arsenal defender, Lauren, says he believes none of the African teams at the World Cup will get past the quarter-finals in Russia.

He says a combination of mismanagement and a difference in quality means Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco will struggle.

No African nation has made it past the last eight of the World Cup.

“I could say Africa will be in the semis, we’re going to win, but that’s not the reality,” he said.

“To be honest with you I can’t see any of them go further than the quarter-finals.

“I can’t see them challenge the Germans, Argentina, Spain or Brazil, they are not on that level.”

To date only three African nations have reached the last eight at the World Cup. First were Cameroon in 1990, followed by Senegal in 2002 and then most recently Ghana in 2010.Click here: for more.

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