Football world cries again: Senegal’s hero dies at 2002 World Cup!

World football is losing stars of the past! Of course, the shock of Maradona’s disappearance, as a global impact, is incomparable to any other news of this kind, but, unfortunately, that tragedy today, was followed by another sad news.

At the age of 42, we are talking about the death of Pope Boubacio of Senegal after a long period of suffering. Former midfielder dies in Paris

Diop made his name in the world’s first football scene after Senegal’s only goal against France in the opening match of the 2002 World Cup between South Korea and Japan. At that time, the winner of the world title was France. In that final, Diop scored twice (3-3) with Uruguay in a group match. Senegal then had a great match, advancing to the quarterfinals, where it was knocked out by Turkey (0-1).

During 2001-2008, Pope Diocese scored 63 goals and 11 goals for Senegal. At club level, he played for many years in Europe with teams such as Fulham, Portsmouth, AEK Athens, West Ham United and Birmingham City.

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