After qualifying for the second round... 5 impressive numbers for the "Teranga Lions" that you must know
The Senegalese national football team fulfilled the expectations that preceded the start of the World Cup in its ability to be a major player in the competition for a ticket to qualify for the second round in the group that included Qatar (the host), the Netherlands and Ecuador.
With his success in qualifying for the round of sixteen after his precious victory over Ecuador with two goals to one goal, Senegal achieved 5 impressive numbers.
1- For the first time in 20 years, Senegal qualified for the round of 16 in the World Cup.
2- Senegal became the third African team, after Nigeria and Ghana, to reach the knockout stage in the World Cup in two different editions.
3- Captain Coulibaly became the oldest player to score for Senegal in the World Cup after he scored against Ecuador at the age of 31 years and 162 days.
4- For the first time since the 1990 World Cup, an African team has succeeded in defeating a South American team since Cameroon's victory over Colombia in the Italy World Cup.
5- Aliot Cisse, the coach of the "Lions of Etranga", entered history after becoming the only one in Senegal to qualify for the Round of 16 as a player in the 2002 World Cup and as a coach in the current World Cup.
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