An African nation still has yet to make the World Cup semifinals. Cameroon (1990) and Ghana (2010) were close, but most teams from this massive continent are usually through in the group stage.
Nigeria's recent impressive performances have fans dreaming of World Cup glory. Coach Gernot Rohr spoke to DW about the importance of discipline and why the "Super Eagles" don't need a star like Egypt's Mo Salah.
Russia have beaten Egypt 3-1, thanks to three goals in 15 minutes in the second half. The hosts are virtually guaranteed a spot in the last 16, while Egypt now need a veritable miracle to survive.
Senegal's defeat means Africa will not have any representatives in the last 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans have been quick to voice their disappointment at their teams' performances.
A Luka Modric penalty doubled Croatia's lead against Nigeria in Kaliningrad, sending the Croats top of Group D. Eintracht Frankfurt's Ante Rebic and Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric both impressed for Croatia.
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