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Senegal pick injured Mane for World Cup ties

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Senegal chose Liverpool star Sadio Mane Wednesday for World Cup qualifiers against South Africa next month just eight days after his club said he could be sidelined for six weeks.

The striker was among 25 players named by coach Aliou Cisse for crucial back-to-back fixtures with South Africa.

Senegal pick injured Mane for World Cup ties

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Senegal chose Liverpool star Sadio Mane Wednesday for World Cup qualifiers against South Africa next month just eight days after his club said he could be sidelined for six weeks.

The striker was among 25 players named by coach Aliou Cisse for crucial back-to-back fixtures with South Africa.

FIFA orders SAfrica to replay Senegal WC qualifier

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Paris (AFP) – FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing.

The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty.

Senegal lose Diouf for Burkina Faso double-header

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Dakar (AFP) – Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf will miss Senegal’s 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header against Burkina Faso due to a knee injury, the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) said on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Diouf joins Rennes goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo on the sidelines for the September 2 match in Dakar, as well as the return fixture in Ouagadougou three days later.

Investigation begins into Senegal football stadium disaster

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Dakar (AFP) – Senegalese prosecutors on Monday announced the opening of a judicial enquiry into a stadium tragedy, as a local team whose fans were accused of triggering a deadly stampede were suspended from the country’s football federation.

Multiple witnesses told AFP that US Ouakam fans threw stones and other objects at Stade de Mbour supporters when Mbour scored a goal to take a 2-1 lead in extra time during Senegal’s League Cup final on Saturday.

Investigation begins into Senegal football stadium disaster

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Dakar (AFP) – Senegalese prosecutors on Monday announced the opening of a judicial enquiry into a stadium tragedy, as a local team whose fans were accused of triggering a deadly stampede were suspended from the country’s football federation.

Multiple witnesses told AFP that US Ouakam fans threw stones and other objects at Stade de Mbour supporters when Mbour scored a goal to take a 2-1 lead in extra time during Senegal’s League Cup final on Saturday.

Senegal suspends sports events after stadium tragedy

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Dakar (AFP) – Senegal on Sunday suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster.

Legislative elections are due on July 30 and tensions are running high with prominent opposition leader and Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall campaigning from jail.

Senegal suspends sports events after stadium tragedy

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Dakar (AFP) – Senegal on Sunday suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster.

Legislative elections are due on July 30 and tensions are running high with prominent opposition leader and Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall campaigning from jail.

Senegal suspends sports events after football deaths

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Dakar (AFP) – Senegal on Sunday suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster.

Legislative elections are due on July 30 and tensions are running high with prominent opposition leader and Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall campaigning from jail.

Senegal suspends sports events after football deaths

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Dakar (AFP) – Senegal on Sunday suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month, a day after eight people died in a football stadium disaster.

Legislative elections are due on July 30 and tensions are running high with prominent opposition leader and Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall campaigning from jail.

Inside Senegal’s Premier League football incubator

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Dèni Biram Ndaw (Senegal) (AFP) – Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark at a Senegalese club increasingly recognised as a west African pipeline to the top of the game.

Generation Foot began life as an academy in 2000 and the side became national champions for the first time on June 11, seeing off every adult club in Senegal after being promoted to the elite national league this year.

Inside Senegal’s Premier League football incubator

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Dèni Biram Ndaw (Senegal) (AFP) – Long before Sadio Mane and Diafra Sakho battled for Premier League supremacy, the two footballers made their mark at a Senegalese club increasingly recognised as a west African pipeline to the top of the game.

Generation Foot began life as an academy in 2000 and the side became national champions for the first time on June 11, seeing off every adult club in Senegal after being promoted to the elite national league this year.

Pitch invasions end I.Coast-Senegal match early

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Paris (AFP) – Numerous pitch invasions forced Monday’s friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris to be abandoned before full-time.

The sides were level at 1-1 when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch.

Keita keeps Lazio’s Europa hopes ticking over

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Milan (AFP) – Senegal striker Keita Balde came off the bench to hit a late winner in a 2-1 defeat of Empoli that boosted Lazio’s Europa League hopes on Saturday.

Lazio remain in fifth place at 16 points behind Juventus, who saw Paulo Dybala hit a brace in a 4-1 win over former club Palermo on Friday to stretch the Turin giants’ Serie A lead over Roma to 10 points.

Keita keeps Lazio’s Europa hopes ticking over

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Milan (AFP) – Senegal striker Keita Balde came off the bench to hit a late winner in a 2-1 defeat of Empoli that boosted Lazio’s Europa League hopes on Saturday.

Lazio remain in fifth place at 16 points behind Juventus, who saw Paulo Dybala hit a brace in a 4-1 win over former club Palermo on Friday to stretch the Turin giants’ Serie A lead over Roma to 10 points.

Senegal football coach Aliou Cisse has ‘unfinished business’

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Senegal coach Aliou Cisse still looks back at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations with a sense of unfinished business, so Saturday's quarter-final against Cameroon offers a chance, partly, to settle an old score.

The Lions of Teranga have never won the continental trophy, but they came mighty close 15 years ago in Mali when they reached the final for the first time.

Algeria out after Senegal draw

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Islam Slimani scored twice but Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations hopes were ended after a 2-2 draw with Senegal in Franceville on Monday.

The Leicester City striker put Algeria ahead on two occasions but each time Senegal equalised, first through Papa Diop and then courtesy of Moussa Sow as they finished Group B in first place with seven points.

Algeria out after Senegal draw at Africa Cup of Nations

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Islam Slimani scored twice but Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations hopes were ended after a 2-2 draw with Senegal in Franceville on Monday.

The Leicester City striker put Algeria ahead on two occasions but each time Senegal equalised, first through Papa Diop and then courtesy of Moussa Sow as they finished Group B in first place with seven points.

Napoli duo Ghoulam, Koulibaly go head to head at Cup of Nations

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Colleagues at club level, Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam will come up against each other when Senegal meet Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

The game in Franceville, south-eastern Gabon, is decisive for Ghoulam's Algeria, who have to win and hope Tunisia lose to outsiders Zimbabwe if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of a competition for which they were among the pre-tournament favourites.

Napoli duo Ghoulam, Koulibaly go head to head at Cup of Nations

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Colleagues at club level, Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam will come up against each other when Senegal meet Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

The game in Franceville, south-eastern Gabon, is decisive for Ghoulam's Algeria, who have to win and hope Tunisia lose to outsiders Zimbabwe if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of a competition for which they were among the pre-tournament favourites.

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last eight

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals.

The Group B match was all but over as a contest after only 13 minutes in Gabonese city Franceville after Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Henri Saivet scored.

Mane scores as Senegal reach quarter-finals

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in Franceville Thursday to become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

The Senegalese Teranga Lions burst out of the blocks in the southeastern Gabonese city to score twice within 13 minutes through Mane and Henri Saivet.

Senegal have Africa Cup of Nations last-eight place in sight

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal will become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals if they defeat upstarts Zimbabwe in Franceville on Thursday.

Senegal enter the match with three points, Algeria and Zimbabwe have one each and Tunisia none.

Senegal have Africa Cup of Nations last-eight place in sight

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal will become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals if they defeat upstarts Zimbabwe in Franceville on Thursday.

Senegal enter the match with three points, Algeria and Zimbabwe have one each and Tunisia none.

Algeria coach wary of Africa Cup of Nations outsiders Zimbabwe

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Virtually all the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations talk about Group B has concerned which two countries from Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia will advance to the quarter-finals.

Zimbabwe, who complete the quartet based in southeastern Gabonese city Franceville, have been dismissed as no-hopers in a section featuring three of the top five ranked African teams.

Algeria coach wary of Africa Cup of Nations outsiders Zimbabwe

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Virtually all the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations talk about Group B has concerned which two countries from Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia will advance to the quarter-finals.

Zimbabwe, who complete the quartet based in southeastern Gabonese city Franceville, have been dismissed as no-hopers in a section featuring three of the top five ranked African teams.

Senegal finish year top of Africa rankings

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Johannesburg (AFP) Senegal ended this year as the highest ranked African national team, edging Cup of Nations title-holders the Ivory Coast for top spot in the December listings released Thursday.

Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco complete the top 10 compiled by world governing body FIFA.

Senegal finish year top of Africa rankings

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Johannesburg (AFP) Senegal ended this year as the highest ranked African national team, edging Cup of Nations title-holders the Ivory Coast for top spot in the December listings released Thursday.

Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco complete the top 10 compiled by world governing body FIFA.

Lucky penalty helps South Africa beat Senegal

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Johannesburg (AFP) South Africa converted a penalty that should not have been awarded as they beat Senegal 2-1 Saturday to boost their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

It was a must-win matchday 2 qualifier for the hosts in northern city Polokwane and they survived a late onslaught from the visitors to collect maximum points and top Group D.

Lucky penalty helps South Africa beat Senegal

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Johannesburg (AFP) South Africa converted a penalty that should not have been awarded as they beat Senegal 2-1 Saturday to boost their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

It was a must-win matchday 2 qualifier for the hosts in northern city Polokwane and they survived a late onslaught from the visitors to collect maximum points and top Group D.

African football

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Ivory Coast-Senegal Friendly Abandoned In 88th Minute After Pitch Invader Rugby Tackles Player (Photos)

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Monday night's friendly between Senegal and the Ivory Coast had to be scuttled before full-time when a group of lairy fans invaded the pitch.

The match, being played at the Charlety Stadium in Paris, was abandoned in the 88th minute when several pockets of crowd trouble began to develop in the terraces.

AFCON 2017: Senegal ‘Keeper Khadim N’Diaye Indulges In Brazen Act Of Playacting (Video)

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One of the pre-tournament favourites, Algeria, crashed out of the Africa Cup on Nations after drawing 2-2 with a second-string Senegal in their final group game.

The Fennecs' hopes of netting a late winner were also hampered by some bizarre play-acting from Senegal 'keeperKhadim N'Diaye, who produced a rather exquisite dive whilst taking a goal-kick.

Cameroon

Africa Cup of Nations US TV schedule in infographic and printer-friendly formats

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We're into the final 8 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Morocco remaining in the competition.

For soccer fans in the United States, all of the quarterfinals will be shown on US television and/or streaming this weekend (see the full schedule at the bottom of the screen for links).

Africa Cup of Nations US TV schedule in infographic and printer-friendly formats

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We're into the final 8 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Morocco remaining in the competition.

For soccer fans in the United States, all of the quarterfinals will be shown on US television and/or streaming this weekend (see the full schedule at the bottom of the screen for links).

2017 Africa Cup of Nations: All you need to know

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World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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‘He Is Mr Liverpool, But Senegal Is Much Bigger’ – El-Hadji Diouf Has Yet Another Pop At Steven Gerrard

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Diouf picks up his trophy for being 'Mr Best Man In Senegal' or some such nonsense

There's an'e' in the month so of course El-Hadji Diouf has levelled another of his fiendishly wry barbs at ex-Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard.

Since leaving Anfield to little fanfare in 2005, Diouf has intermittently continued to chastise his former colleague for being overrated, egocentric, deluded, etc, etc (presenting Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F) without the merest hint of irony.