Football: the World Cup in Senegal for 2 days


Many Senegalese flocked to Dakar airport on Tuesday to watch the arrival of the World Cup trophy. A historic moment because for two days, the country holds for the first time on its soil two prestigious awards: the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations which it won this year.

« The unprecedented fact is that the World Cup trophy is there but it is coming to Senegal to be reunited with the African trophy. It is an unprecedented fact and I know that Senegal deserves it.said Senegalese Sports Minister Matar Bâ, I will not go any further so as not to put pressure on my friend and brother, President Augustin Senghor (President of the Senegalese Football Federation) but he already knows that the Senegalese premier nation, the team ranked 18th in the world, have no choice but to go all the way in the competition. »

Senegal is one of five countries on the continent to participate in the World Cup in Qatar.

Coming with the cup, former Blues striker David Trézeguet thinks that the Teranga Lions can go far in this tournament. « Senegal will be a protagonist team. The first game against the Netherlands is not easy, but in my opinion they have all the skills to go all the way. », said the former France international.

The Senegal team will play against their opponents in the orange jersey on November 21 at 4 p.m. Dakar time (7 p.m. in Qatar).

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