Yet another African dream.
June 16, 2002 2:22 AM   Subscribe

Yet another African dream. After Cameroon's heroics of Italia '90, Senegal follow up with a quarter-final achievement themselves.
posted by arrowhead (10 comments total)
'Twas a very, very good match. Next up for Senegal -- Turkey or Japan.
posted by Bixby23 at 2:35 AM on June 16, 2002

senegal's defense and sweden's offense were both amazing; but their counterparts were simply lackluster.

whose clang went in, and whose didn't...this game had no real winner.
posted by dorian at 2:52 AM on June 16, 2002

what a match... as noted above no matter what, a team that has never been there before (or even close) will be in the semis.
posted by chaz at 2:53 AM on June 16, 2002

At some moments in the first half of the match, I thought I might fall asleep from boredom. Senegal picked up the pace a bit, though, and then it was just the Swedes who seemed to be happy to sleep around their box.

I did not see the second half but knew Senegal won when I heard the celebrations rising up from the streets (of Paris, that is).
posted by Dick Paris at 4:20 AM on June 16, 2002

well done by senegal, that team has great players. when diouf dribbles he is able to easily get inside the box… we'll see if senegal is an historic team by defeating japan in the quarters, a very difficult feat, and reach the semis

by the way spain is leading 1-0… ireland has just missed a penalty kick!

forecast: mexico 2-1 u.s. ¡viva méxico cabrones!
posted by trismegisto at 5:59 AM on June 16, 2002

i'm gutted after the ireland shootout result...

but massive respect to sengal! i can see them going further in this tournament, quite a feat - they've been impressive
posted by sawks at 7:53 AM on June 16, 2002

Article from The Guardian about how important this is for the people of the country.
posted by feelinglistless at 8:13 AM on June 16, 2002

Poor Ireland, losing on Bloomsday. The announcer also mentioned that most of those in attendance missed the last train to Seoul. Next up for Spain -- Korea or Italy.

Good article on Senegal, I would not have been able to find country on the map a couple weeks ago.
posted by bobo123 at 8:25 AM on June 16, 2002

"We were all kissing it!"We love football even more than boys
From the FIFA official World Cup website -- international fans have their little weblogs, too
posted by matteo at 9:52 AM on June 16, 2002

Senegal fan, celebrating in Stockholm, from the highly recommended yahoo photo galleries.
posted by Fat Buddha at 11:54 AM on June 16, 2002

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