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Senegal manager Aliou Cisse believes an African team can win the World Cup after his side beat Qatar 3-1 on Friday.

No African side has ever gone beyond the quarter-finals at a World Cup and only Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana have reached that stage.

“Yes, an African country can win the World Cup, and I hope that it will be Senegal,” said the manager, who was part of the Senegal side that upset France on the way to a quarter-final appearance in Japan and South Korea 20 years ago.

“All the teams who are competing at this World Cup are teams who are worthy of being here.

“It’s not like 30 or 35 years ago where the big fish were completely eating the smaller teams alive.”