quite talented team from a small
country with historic background: they did it once before...
most difficult group to get
drawn into - better stay home right away?
nothing is impossible - matches
have to be played first...
among the best of Africa
list of players (includes age and where do they play
luck, being drawn in such a group with three World Cup participiants as
opponents, one of them title favorites and hosts.
Congo is only a small country but once before has produced an extraordinary
team: 1972 they won the Nations Cup and finished fourth 1974.
is no surprise: Already in the world cup qualification for France 98 they
had eliminated Côte d'Ivoire and had threatened South Africa for
the spot among the African five.
Their task seems hopeless
in this group but they will be prepared for it. And playing them will be
a very inconvinient task for the other three. A task that might decide
who will adavance. Even a sensation seems not totally impossible though
Depending on the results of the other matches a team can advance with 4
or even 3 points, and, not enough, it is even possible that points become
distributed in a away that a team with only 2 points advances.
Theory, of course, as it is also possible to be send home with 6...