During its long history, the Senegal football team has managed many matches on the world stage. But until the 2002 second year, the team could not qu
During its long history, the Senegal football team has managed many matches on the world stage. But until the 2002 second year, the team could not qualify for the main international football tournament. At the African Cup of Nations, the team was more successful in qualifying, and in the same 2002, for the first time in its history, it took second place. But the 2002 World Championship was much more outstanding for the team. This tournament was the debut for the team, and it managed to immediately go to the 1/4 of the tournament. This is a unique event, not only for the Senegal national team, but for African teams in general. Let’s take a closer look at the path of the Senegal national team in that tournament.
In the group, the team met with the national teams of France, Denmark and Uruguay. The first meeting took place with the French, and the team was able to sensationally defeat them with a score of 1:0. This was followed by a draw with Denmark with a score of 1:1 and the same result with the national team of Uruguay 3:3. After such high-profile results, the team managed to leave the group from the second place. At the 1/8 stage, the team met with the Swedish national team and, despite a difficult match, the team still managed to defeat the opponent in stoppage time.
It is worth recalling that the team was also able to qualify for the 2022 World Cup this year. To place bets on Senegal national team matches or on any other matches, we advise you to go to the link to sports betting in Senegal. There you will find the best odds and sporting events.
In the next stage of the tournament, namely at the 1/4 stage, the team met with the combat team of Turkey, which showed excellent results in that tournament and had a very balanced composition. The match was formed equally for both teams, to determine the winner, but the main time did not come out. As in the last match, the teams played in extra time, where the Turkish team turned out to be stronger. The match ended with the score 1:0. Despite the defeat, many were satisfied with that team, and its leader El-Hadji Diouf entered the symbolic team of the tournament. Senegal was even able to break the record of the Cameroonian team, which also reached this stage of the tournament, only it took the Cameroonians two attempts to do this, while the Senegalese players were able to do it the first time.
At the 2022 World Cup, the Senegal team may well repeat past results. The team is well-equipped, there are many big names. Perhaps the team will even be able to be their own record, it all depends on the game.