Ghana international Emmanuel Agyemang Badu does not see an African side going all the way to the last four of the World Cup this year.
Badu, who played for Ghana at the 2014 edition in Brazil, however, reckons the wait for a last four berth will go on for at least four more years.
''Reaching the last four is always difficult [for the African teams] because they can't deal with the strong teams," Badu was quoted as saying by Joy Sports.
"However, soon, an African team will break that record [qualify for the semi-finals], but not this year.
I don’t fancy any of the five teams to reach the semis.
''Maybe Morocco or Senegal can advance from their respective groups [this year] but I don't see them going as far as the semi-finals.''
Tunisia have England, Belgium and Panama to battle in Group G, while Senegal, who return to the global gathering for the first time since debuting in 2002, will square off against Poland, Colombia and Japan in Group H.