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Africa can win the world cup with more slots- 2014 winner Miroslav Klose

Published on: 11 August 2020

Former Germany international and 2014 World Cup winner, Miroslav Klose believes an African team can only win the competition if more slots are allotted to the continent. 

Africa has only five places at the mundial, compared to Europe's thirteen.

Klose insists Africa has the talents to upstage the world, but with five representatives it will be difficult to win the World Cup.

“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 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 than 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.

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