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Senegal, a Dark Horse of the World cup, Has Won Against Sweden

Senegal, a Dark Horse of the World cup, Has Won Against Sweden

Posted June. 17, 2002 23:27,   


Senegal, a dark horse of the World cup opening game has won against Sweden through an extended game and made into the quarterfinals.

On June 16th in the Oita World Cup Stadium, Japan. The Senegal team has created a sensation by scoring a tie by 1-1 against the Sweden team and winning the extended game in the second round of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan. After 14 minutes into the first half of extended game, Henri Camara scored a golden goal and defeated the Sweden by 2-1. Sweden is a strong team, which came out top in the `Deadly F group`.

By this, the Senegal team will play against the victor of Japan vs. Turkey game for the advancement into semifinals. Senegal competes for the first time in the World Cup games. Senegal is the second African team to advance into the quarterfinals since Cameroon in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Italy.

The Golden goal of the day was also second ever to be scored since the `Sudden Death` match was adopted in 1998 FIFA World Cup France.

Senegal was in trouble when Henrik Larsson of Sweden scored the first goal after 11 minutes into the first half of the match.

But the defeater of France team, a previous champion team was not shaken by it. As the game continue, they were getting more organized. After 37 minutes into the first half, Camara scored a tie goal with his right foot in front of Ark of Sweden.

Camara became the hero of the day when he scored a left foot golden goal after swooping past two Swedish defenders and with the assist of Pape Diop.