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FIFA World Cup: Poor Start For African Teams

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Three African teams have already taken to the field and lost since the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14th in Russia.
Uganda fans Emmanuel Misagga (SC Villa President) and Ali Sekatawa (Nyabitobora FC owner) with other fans in Russia.
Three African teams have already taken to the field and lost since the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14th in Russia.

The world's biggest football showpiece kicked off with the hosts Russia thrashing Saudi Arabia 5-0 in a Group A match.

Egypt who edged Uganda Cranes in the qualifiers for a World Cup slot also conceded late on June 15th to fall to Uruguay, while Morocco suffered a 1-0 defeat to Iran.

On Saturday night the Super Eagles of Nigeria showed yet one of the biggest problems of African teams which is sloppy defending when they fell 2-0 to a much composed Croatia side. The other two African representatives Tunisia and Senegal and Senegal are yet to take to the field.

Mujib Kasule, a football instructor, and Coach told URN on Sunday that African teams need to up their game. “ It is unfortunate three African teams have lost their opening games in the World Cup because that now makes it very difficult for them to qualify for the next stage. “ But I still think our teams in Africa are also lacking in the scoring department because we have not scored after three games,” added Kasule.

In the other games that have been played Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against Iceland, while Peru suffered a 1-0 loss to Denmark. Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick to help European champions Portugal hold Spain to a 3-3.

On Sunday the defending champions Germany will be in action against Mexico in a Group F tie, while Costa Rica battle Serbia and Brazil take on Switzerland.

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