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Senegalese Papa Diop dies, scorer of the 2002 World Cup victory

Senegalese Papa Diop dies, scorer of the 2002 World Cup victory
Senegalese Papa Diop dies, scorer of the 2002 World Cup victory

Former Senegalese star Papa Diop died, after a struggle with illness, at the age of 42

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According to the British newspaper “Mirror”, Diop was in conflict with the disease before he died on Sunday

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Diop turned into a national champion in Senegal, after scoring a goal to lead Senegal to a 1-0 victory over France at the opening of the 2002 World Cup.

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In the 2022 World Cup, Senegal reached the Round of 8, before losing 1-0 to Turkey

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In that edition of the World Cup, Diop scored 3 goals, one against France, and two goals against Uruguay

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Diop then moved to the Premier League from the Fulham Gate, then played for Portsmouth, Westham, and Birmingham City

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Diop won with Portsmouth the FA Cup title in the 2007/08 season

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Diop played 63 international matches with Senegal, scoring 11 goals

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Diop has worked in Switzerland, Greece, France and England

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