- The nation of Senegal is still smarting after their exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup
- The Lions of Teranga were disappointing in their dismantling by the Three Lions of England in the Round of 16
- Despite this, President Macky Sall said the team had not failed the nation with their defeat
Senegalese president Macky Sall is proud of the Lions of Teranga.
They were convincingly defeated by England 3-0 in the Round of 16, a complete anti-climax considering their upward trajectory in the tournament.
However, according to BBC Africa Sport, Sall said:
"Dear Lions, You have not failed. And you played without Sadio [Mane], [Cheikhou] Kouyate and [Idrissa] Gana. You are among the top 16 teams in the world and England were a strong opponent."
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Man United legend Roy Keane blasts Senegal’s supporters as they exit World Cup
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane came up with a classic 'Roy Keane remark' as he tore into Senegal's support base.
Keane was on punditry duty on ITV as England faced Senegal in the fourth round of 16 clash at the Al Bayt Stadium. Known for their flamboyant, loud and non-tiring singing, the colourful Senegal supporters were in full flow at the stadium to cheer on their side.
The Lions of Teranga were attempting to reach the last eight for a second time since their 2002 heroics. However, they unexpectedly collapsed against a ruthless Three Lions outfit, which booked an unenviable quarterfinal date with English Channel rivals France.
World Cup 2022: Hero’s welcoming for England after beating Senegal; video
European championship runners-up England dominated and defeated African champions Senegal in their round of 16 encounter at the ongoing Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Goals from Jordan Henderson, Bukayo Saka and Harry Kane's first goal in Qatar helped eliminate Senegal and set up a difficult quarter-final against world champions France.
England have not won an international trophy since lifting the 1966 FIFA World Cup on home soil, and will be hoping to go one step further than their Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.