Papa Bouba Diop, who scored Senegal’s first objective in a World Cup finals, the objective that gave the Leones del Teranga victory over France within the 2002 Korea / Japan opening match, died this Sunday at 42 years previous.

The English and French golf equipment that the burly participant from Dakar, Lens, Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Birmingham Metropolis went via, have agreed on categorical their ache and remorse after studying of Diop’s passing, who died in France the sufferer of a protracted sickness.

Diop’s objective triggered the primary large shock of the Asian World Cup, by which France, defending the title received 4 years earlier at residence, have been eradicated within the group stage with out scoring a objective and Senegal reached the quarters, by which they yielded in time beyond regulation in opposition to Turkey, which might later fall within the semifinals with Ronaldo’s Brazil, champion after defeating Germany within the closing.