Senegal take on Colombia to qualify for second round. — Quartz


Africa’s hope of making it to the next round of the World Cup firmly rests on Senegal.

The Teranga Lions, as the national team is known, take on Colombia in a crunch make or break fixture for a place in the round of 16 today (June 28). Africa’s four other representatives at the competition—Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia—have all had underwhelming campaigns and have been knocked out. It’s an interesting turn of events as going into the World Cup, Senegal was possibly the least-discussed African team. Nigeria’s fashion sense, Egypt and its global superstar and Morocco’s “imported” team all garnered far more coverage.

Senegal’s fast and organized attacking style has already won plaudits at the World Cup and made them a favorite among neutrals. Their fans have also…

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