Aliou Cissé broke down in tears in front of his Senegal players a few days ago. The manager had simply been overcome by what it all means for his country to be at a World Cup finals for only the second time in their history.
The first, famously, had been in 2002, when Cissé was the midfield enforcer for the late Bruno Metsu’s team that shocked European champions France and the world in the opening group tie en route to a heartbreaking quarter-final exit against Turkey. No African team have gone further in the competition.
Written by David Hytner at the Spartak Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/19/poland-senegal-world-cup-group-h-match-report under the title “M’Baye Niang pounces to secure Senegal victory after Poland mix-up”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.