……Zimbabwe has tried 11 times without success.
While other teams are aiming at making another appearance in the prestigious competition, there are those that have never made it to the global stage despite numerous attempts.
A total of 41 countries in Africa have never qualified for the World Cup and Zambia tops the list. The Chipolopolo have made most attempts, 14, but to date they are unsuccessful.
Guinea and Kenya come in the second position having tried 13 times since the event was started in 1930. Ethiopia and Sudan have played 12 qualifiers in vain.
East Africa heavyweights Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe have tried 11 times to make it to the competition without success.
Congo, Liberia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Benin, Gabon, Gambia, Libya, Mozambique, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Eswatini, Guinea-Bissau, Botswana, Mauritania, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Seychelles, Djibouti, Eritrea, Mali, Sao Tome & Principe, Comoros, Central African Republic, and South Sudan are other African countries still striving to qualify.
Is Zimbabwe ever going to qualify for the highest-level global soccer showpiece?