Source: Brookings Institute
Author(s): Karim Foda and Mariama Sow
Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2018/06/13/africa-in-the-world-cup-building-cohesion-through-the-worlds-most-watched-sport/
The World Cup, which starts this week, is the most-watched sporting event in the world, having reached more than 3 billion people in 2014. This year, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia will be representing Africa. African teams in the World Cup are rarely predicted to advance beyond the second round, if that, despite outperforming expectations in three of the last four tournaments (Figure 1). Indeed, there are plenty of reasons to think African teams might defy the odds, but just playing in the tournament can provide a boost to national unity and social progress.
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