Senegal’s football team was knocked out of the World Cup in Russia under a new tiebreaker rule, on discipline called ‘fair play’.
We are so disappointed. We really wanted Senegal win this match. It really hurts.
Nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, they are the first country to be eliminated by the discipline and the last of 5 African teams to exit the competition. Retired football player Mbaye Badji blames limited funding and lack of practice for African teams poor performance at the games.
Look at Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain, these are all teams with experience. They each have at least 5 players who already participated in a World Cup.
Hopes were high for Senegal, after a defeated Poland and tied with Japan, despite lost Colombia. But under the fair play rule, Senegal is eliminated for having more yellow cards than Japan. Senegal’s football federation has asked FIFA to reconsider the new regulation, which some argue does not accurately judge a team based on their skills.
Technically and physically, Africa is ready. And I still trust we will be able to achieve something in the years to come.
The defeat in Russia is only the second time Senegal qualified for the World Cup. In 2002 they shocked the world by defeating France in the opening game and going all the way to the quarterfinals. Senegal football fans maintain high hopes that players can one day get there again and perhaps make a drive for World Cup title. Sofia Christensen for VOA News Dakar.
1. Senegal’s football team was knocked out of the World Cup in Russia under a new tiebreaker rule,
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2. Hopes were high for Senegal, after a defeated Poland and tied with Japan, despite lost Colombia.
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这只有特兰加雄狮之称的队伍是第一个因这项新规则出局的，也是5支非洲队伍里最后一个出局的 。已退役球员巴基(Mbaye Badji)认为，非洲球队的表现之所以让人大跌眼镜是因为资金缺乏、训练不足 。
很多人对塞内加尔对寄予厚望，因为此前这支队伍击败了波兰，又与日本平局，虽然也曾落败于哥伦比亚 。但根据“公平竞赛”规则，塞内加尔因为黄牌比日本多而出局 。塞内加尔足联请求国际足联重新考虑这项新规定，而且一些人也认为，这项规定不能准确地反映一支球队的技术如何 。
无论是在技术还体能方面，非洲队伍都不在怕的 。而且我始终相信我们的未来大有可为 。
此次在俄罗斯铩羽而归只是塞内加尔第二次参加世界杯而已 。2002年，塞内加尔让人眼前一亮，在揭幕赛中击败法国，并一路闯到了四分之一决赛中 。塞内加尔队的粉丝都秉持着厚望，认为这支队伍有一天可以重进四分之一决赛，或许还能进军总决赛 。感谢收听索菲亚 克里斯坦森 (Sofia Christensen)为您从达喀尔发回的报道 。