This was the result of the World Cup in 2002
Football has the ability to change lives. Those with the desire & focus can become heroes for a nation. Senegal did just that in 2002...
Senegal beat France at 2002 World Cup
Senegal 1-0 France 2002 World Cup
France arrived at the Japan & Korea tournament as winners of the World Cup, European Championship and Confederations Cup. They were the favourites to win the title again. Senegal, however had other plans. France hit a post at 0-0, and Zidane finished the game early injured. Senegal scored after 30 mins to win 1-0.
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That game changed the lives of many playersSalif Diao to football4football
Senegal at the first ever World Cup created an upset that no one really saw coming. The African nation did what Cameroon had done in 1990 against Argentina. After the tournament many of the team's players got transfered to big clubs in in Europe & the English Premier League.
Beating the champions at Italia 90 made the world love them
They came, they saw, they scared the daylights out of teams...
DIAO - LIFE CHANGING
Before the 2002 World Cup, the route for Africa's young talent to the big-time of football was very hard. Many youngsters left home as young teenagers to try their luck at becoming professional footballers.
This Senegal team had players who had fought the odds to follow a dream. Football in this instance can create better lives for those who are prepared to work at it.
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