World Cup 2022: Heartwarming Video Shows Fans ‘Going Crazy’ in Dakar After Senegal Book Last 16 Qualification

World Cup 2022: Heartwarming Video Shows Fans ‘Going Crazy’ in Dakar After Senegal Book Last 16 Qualification

  • Reigning African champions, Senegal became the first side from the continent to reach the knockout phase at the ongoing 2022 World Cup after beating Ecuador
  • The 2-1 victory for Senegal over Ecuador sent fans in the country's capital into a frenzy as they rejoiced in the streets of Dakar
  • Aliou Cisse's men will cross paths with England in the last 16 at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, December 4

Senegal's qualification to the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup birthed ecstatic scenes in the streets of the country's capital.

Football fans in Dakar, Senegal could not hold back their excitement as they thronged the streets to celebrate the mammoth feat chalked by the reigning African champions.

In a video posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, the crowd in a jubilant mood, made merry and chanted amidst drumming to celebrate their qualification to the knockout phase of the Mundial.

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Supporters of Senegal hit the streets of Dakar to celebrate the side's round of 16 qualification. Photo credit: @FootballSenegal
Source: Twitter

Senegal's qualification to the last 16 makes the Teranga Lions the first African nation to reach the knockout phase at the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.

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However, Aliou Cisse's charges will have to dig deep to match the feat chalked by the 2002 squad, who became only the second African side to reach the quarterfinals at the time, Sportstar reports.

Before dreaming of equaling the 2002 milestone and possibly breaking the quarterfinal glass ceiling, the Lions of Teranga must first clear a tough hurdle in Gareth Southgate's England, as noted by BBC.

Morocco fan cheers Senegal

Ecuador vs Senegal's Group A World Cup clash was marked with a heartwarming scene after a Morocco fan joined Senegal supporters to cheer on the Lions of Teranga.

The cracker on Tuesday evening, November 29, meant everything for both teams, who were keen to secure maximum points to reach the round of 16 in the tournament.

With Senegal needing all three points to progress, they surely would not have minded having a 'rival' fan joining them in support.

Senegal face England in last 16

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that African champions Senegal have discovered their 2022 World Cup opponents in the last of 16 of the tournament.

The reigning African champions booked their spot in the competition's knockout round following their hard-fought 2-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday evening, November 29.

The Lions of Teranga stared at an early elimination after they lost 2-0 against the Netherlands in their Group A opener last Monday.

Source: Sports Brief News