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Senegal's president travels to Russia for World Cup match against Poland | Africanews - 8 months ago, 19 June 17:01

By: Daniel Mumbere

Senegal’s president, Macky Sall arrived in Russia on Monday, where he is to among other things take on the role of cheerleader in chief for the national side that take on Poland in a Group H game at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The president who travelled to Russia with his wife, is also due to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The president’s office also confirmed that Sall will watch Senegal play Poland at Spartak Stadium.

[Photos] Traditionally dressed Senegal arrives in Russia

All eyes on Senegal

Senegal are making a comeback to the World Cup after their brilliant debut in 2002 where they beat defending champions France in the run to the quarter final stage, where they were eliminated by an equally brilliant Turkish side.

After the disappointing opening game losses by other African teams Egypt (1-0 to Uruguay), Morocco (1-0 to Iran), Nigeria (2-0 to Croatia) and Tunisia (2-1 to ...
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