Except in Egypt’s 3-1 defeat by Russia on Tuesday in which all three goals came from open play, the five Africa’s sides that are representing the continent in the world cup concede have conceded most goals through set piece.
Tallying up, Africa have conceded 11 goals in seven matches so far this tournament, with eight of the goals in six of the matches coming from set pieces.
Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal have, at the time of writing, only been undone by set pieces, while Morocco have already been eliminated after conceding twice, with both goals coming from set pieces.
How African sides have conceded goals at the #WorldCup so far (updated):
Penalty(conceded at a corner) (Nigeria)