Africa mulls World Cup defeats, looks to the future | Africa | DW


Just two weeks after the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked-off, Africa is officially out of the tournament, with all five qualifying African nations failing to make it beyond the initial group stage. 

Senegal became the final African nation to be eliminated on Thursday — and also became the first team in the competition’s history to lose a match based on the so-called fair play rule, which was implemented for the first time at this tournament.

Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse says his team did not deserve to progress to the knockout stage of the competition

Read more: An African in Moscow: FIFA World Cup blog

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