Thursday Jun 23, 2016. 15:15
One of Africa’s most experienced coaches Claude Le Roy has tipped two of the teams he has handled, Senegal and DR Congo, to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
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Senegal reached the quarterfinals on their World Cup debut in 2002, while the hugely-talented DRC are yet to qualify for the global football showpiece event.
“I can see some different names emerging at the end of the qualifiers. I think Senegal are very strong and another of my former teams, Congo DR, will also have a chance,” Le Roy told FIFA.com ahead of Friday’s draw for the qualifying tournament for the World Cup in Russia.
“The draw is very important. You can get a good draw, which makes the road to Russia possible, or you can get a bad draw that makes it very difficult.”
His current team Togo have already been eliminated from the competition.