An African country will win the FIFA World Cup if world governing body, FIFA decides to increase the number of slots to the continent, says former Germany striker, Miroslav Klose
Africa and South Africa have five slots each from the 32 with Europe getting the highest number which is 13.
“There is no way Africa can win the World Cup unless FIFA brings balance to the number of teams that qualifies to the World cup,” the former Bayern Munich striker said, as cited by Soccer Scenes Africa.
“For now it is an advantage to Europe and South America. The slot for African teams is very bad. Only five teams in a world cup that has almost 13 European teams. If Black lives really matter, we should show it by actions in every institution not only by kneeling down.
“We need to balance everything, no one must be considered superior to the other. Despite all the talent they have, but it would be absolutely impossible to go all the way to reach the World cup final with only five teams in the tournament, meanwhile, other continents have more than five,” he added.
Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana are the only African countries that have reached the quarter-final of the World Cup.
Europe has won the trophy five times (England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain) three from South America (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay) have tasted glory on football’s biggest stage.
Co-host of the 2002 World Cup South Korea is the only Asian country that has reached the semi-final.