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The team had a poor start in the initial qualification matches of the tournament, losing to Equatorial Guinea. But, a win against 2002 quarterfinalists Senegal has brought them to focus with expectations soaring high at home.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 15:09 IST

 FIFA world ranking   61
 Coach Stephen Keshi
 Group G France, Switzerland, Korea Republic, Togo
 Previous appearances N/A

This tiny African nation has already taken a giant step by qualifying for Germany. Togo have surprised some of the top teams in the qualifying stage.

Their start to their campaign wasn't great though, losing to Equatorial Guinea during the early stages.

After a victory against 2002 World Cup quarterfinalists Senegal, their fortunes swung like a pendulum as they went through an unbeaten run of seven games.

And if they can give France, Korea and Switzerland in Group G a run for their money, there would be a hero's welcome for them when they go back home.


Goalkeepers: Tchagnirou Ouro-Nimini, Agassa Kossi, Ohilale Kodjovi

Defenders: Nibombe Dare, Abalo Jean-Paul, Tchangai Massamasso, Akoto Eric, Assemoassa Ludovic, Guede Karim, Toure Assimiou

Midfielders: Aziawonou Yao, Agboh Kuami, Dossevi Thomas, Mamam Cherif Toure, Romao Alaixys, Erassa Affo

Forwards: Adebayor Emmanuel, Salifou Moustapha, Malm Robert, Forson Richmond, Olufade Adekanmi, Mohamed Kader, Senaya Yao Junior

First Published: May 06, 2006 18:39 IST