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Ivory Coast teach Patrice Beaumelle says international governing frame Fifa is “killing African football” with the aid of using simplest permitting the continent 5 locations on the World Cup.

Beaumelle’s Elephants can not attain the 2022 match in Qatar after dropping 1-0 in Cameroon on Tuesday and completing 2nd of their institution.

Africa’s fifty four individuals in qualifying are whittled right all the way down to simply 5 locations on the 32-group match, even as Europe has thirteen assured locations from fifty five competition and South America 4 from 10. “It is a disgrace due to the fact robust groups like mine will live at home,” Frenchman Beaumelle said.

“I were in Africa considering that 2008 and I actually have participated in lots of World Cup qualifiers. I need to talk to Fifa due to the fact while you see that we've got fifty four federations and simplest 5 can visit a World Cup it's miles a disaster.

“I am now no longer criticising different continents. But they (Fifa) are killing African football. “It is a disgrace to have huge gamers who're the delight of European championships and now they'll now no longer visit a World Cup.”

However, the World Cup might be extended to forty eight groups from 2026, whilst the match might be held in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Like all of the different continental confederations Africa might be given more locations on the extended match.

Africa is predicted to have 9 assured spots, even as an inter-continental play-off match will determine the very last locations. Meanwhile, Fifa head of worldwide improvement Arsene Wenger has proposed protecting the World Cup each years to enhance participation.

African sides ‘exhausted’ with the aid of using qualifying Ivory Coast aspect to play Cameroon An Ivory Coast aspect captained with the aid of using Villarreal defender Serge Aurier and together with Ajax striker Sebastien Haller became crushed 1-0 with the aid of using Cameroon,

in Douala to go out World Cup qualifying Ivory Coast competed in 3 consecutive World Cups from 2006 to 2014, however have now ignored out on returned-to-returned tournaments. South Africa, qualifiers in 1998 and 2002 after which hosts in 2010, also are set to be lacking in Qatar.

Meanwhile, Cameroon and the opposite 9 institution winners will now face play-offs subsequent March to determine Africa’s 5 representatives. “Cameroon certified to the play-off, however it isn't assured [to go] to the World Cup,” Beaumelle added.

“African groups are exhausted earlier than they come at a World Cup due to the fact the ones qualifiers are hard us. “Five international locations from fifty four isn't even 9%. It is a disgrace. Even if my group had gained I might nevertheless communicate out approximately this situation.”

Africa remains looking forward to its first-ever semi-finalist on the World Cup, after Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010) had been all knocked out withinside the remaining eight. 

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