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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.

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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.

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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).

Retro Football: Cardiff 1-0 Real Madrid (1971) And Five Other Brilliant Scoreline Shockers

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On 10th March 1971, Cardiff City pulled offone of the greatest results in their history, and one of the biggest upsets in the entire football pantheon, when they beat Real Madrid by a single goal to nil.

Riding high in Europeafter becoming the first non-top flight club to reach the semi-finals of the Cup Winner's Cup in 1968, the Bluebirds' '71 vintage went on to achieve something perhaps even more special against Los Blancos' star-studded side.

AFCON 2015 Awards Roundtable: Best Goal! Best Dance Moves! Cult Hero! Other Stuff!

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations: All you need to know

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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this Saturday. It is the 31st edition of Africa’s showpiece event, one that has taken place every two years since 1968.

The hosts

Gabon is the host nation, having replaced Libya in August 2014 because of the ongoing civil strife in Libya.

AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

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AFCON 2017: From Sadio Mane to Riyad Mahrez, 10 African stars who will be missed by their Premier League clubs

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

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Egypt and Senegal almost seal Africa Cup of Nations qualification; Nigeria out

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Egypt and Senegal triumphed Tuesday to virtually seal 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places while Nigeria were eliminated and South Africa look set to join them on the scrapheap.

A second-half goal from Ramadan Sobhy gave Egypt a 1-0 Group G win in Alexandria while Moussa Konate and Papa Souare goals earned Senegal a 2-1 Group K win in Niger.

Egypt and Senegal almost seal Africa Cup of Nations qualification; Nigeria out

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Egypt and Senegal triumphed Tuesday to virtually seal 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places while Nigeria were eliminated and South Africa look set to join them on the scrapheap.

A second-half goal from Ramadan Sobhy gave Egypt a 1-0 Group G win in Alexandria while Moussa Konate and Papa Souare goals earned Senegal a 2-1 Group K win in Niger.

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Manchester United target to undergo medical today and complete £14m transfer in the next 24 hours

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Everton are edging closer to signing Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse, according to reports from The Guardian.

The 25-year-old isexpected to undergo a medical on Monday morning and finalise his personal terms on a £13.

Wife based in Manchester - United to beat Chelsea for £15m striker

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Lokomotiv Moscow strikerOumar Niasse is looking to move to the Premier League in the January transfer window, with several Premier League clubs are monitoring his situation.

According to reports from The Guardian, Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United have scouted him extensively over the first half of the season, and both the clubs could be looking to sign him this month to strengthen their attacking front.

OFFICIAL: Chelsea’s latest signing confirmed

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French club Nantes have announced that Senegal defenderPapy Djilobodji has signed a four year deal with Premier League champions Chelsea.The fee is believed to be £3m, as per Sky Sports.

[OFFICIEL] : Papy Djilobodji @ChelseaFC http://t.

Done Deal: Chelsea secure latest signing, medical today

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Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Nantes defenderPapy Djilobodji, according to reports from French newspaper L'Equipe.

The Blues have reportedly paid a paltry fee of€3mfor the 26-year-old Senegal defender.

Done Deal: 26-year-old defender to join Chelsea on a 4-year-contract

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The last few hours of the summer transfer window promises to get interesting as heavy weight Premier League clubs are likely to delve into the transfer market, especially after their not-so-impressive start to the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

Chelsea open talks to sign 26-year-old Senegal defender

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Premier League champions Chelsea are determined to sign at least one centre-back before the transfer deadline day.

The Blues have made a poor start to the season, having suffered two defeats already in their opening four games.

Transfer News

Aston Villa sign Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye

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Aston Villa have signed Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye on a four-year contract.

Manager Tim Sherwood said the 25-year-old, who has 24 Senegal caps, had been one of the best midfielders in France in the last couple of years.

"I'm really pleased to have brought Idrissa on board," he told avfc.

Aston Villa sign Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye

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Aston Villa have signed Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye on a four-year contract.

Manager Tim Sherwood said the 25-year-old, who has 24 Senegal caps, had been one of the best midfielders in France in the last couple of years.

"I'm really pleased to have brought Idrissa on board," he told avfc.

The Rest

Done Deal: Chelsea Agree Deal Over Defender, Player Holding Club Shirt After Completing Move

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Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Papy Djilobodji for a reported fee of £8m from Chelsea, both the clubs have confirmed on Friday. He becomes new manager David Moyes’s first signing at the Wearside club.

The Senegal international joined Chelsea last summer for a reported £2.7m but has only managed a single appearance (89th-minute substitute in a 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Walsall) for the Blues.

Mexico uses second-half headers to top Senegal

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MIAMI It took Mexicoa little while to find its feet, but in the end El Tri did more than enough to start 2016 on a positive note.

Second-half headers from Jesus Duenas and substitute Rodolfo Pizarro allowed Mexico to overcome a subpar first 45 minutes and defeat Senegal, 2-0, in a friendly at Marlins Park on a chilly Wednesday night.