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Niger

Nickname:
Mena
Founded:
1961
Joined FIFA:
1964

Placed right down at 162nd on the FIFA rankings list, Niger are expected to be the whipping boys of group G and have never qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals.

Their best run in the continental competition came six years back (2004), when an undefeated run at home saw them earning nine points, yet still failing to qualify.

An extremely poor country of around 15 million people, the Niger Football Association has had its fair share of financial problems in the past, having caused them to withdraw from international competitions on occasion.

Being drawn in the same group as African powerhouses Egypt and South Africa, the odds appear stacked against the struggling west African country, who have no notable players to speak of – none of their players ply their trade in any of the world’s or indeed the continent’s top leagues.

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