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Keeping the world in the World Cup

The rise of Cameroon in 1990 was the spark for African sides

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
22nd June, 2018
TOPSHOT - Senegal's forward Mbaye Niang (R) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 19, 2018. Pic: Getty

The first goal required a deflection, the second was a mix of ridiculous mistakes and canny opportunism. No matter, Senegal were good for the three points on Tuesday as they saw off Poland 2-1 to finally get something on the board for the nations outside of the traditional power bases of the sport.

The rise of Cameroon in 1990 was the spark for African sides in the big show after Morocco had become the first...

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