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|
|Group G||France, Switzerland, Korea Republic, Togo|
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