Senegal suffocated the most improbable of comebacks to beat France on penalties after a thrilling 5-5 draw. The Africans were in complete control at one stage, but Didier Samoun's header with split seconds remaining forced extra time, and after that failed to split them, Serignie Ndour did with a clinical spot-kick.

Malick Dieng's goal three seconds into the second period had given Senegal a 3-0 lead, but France, roared on by a vociferous home crowd, laid siege to their opponents' goal, which was expertly protected by Al Seyni Ndiaye. However, when the ball was launched into the box in the 11th hour, Samoun beat his marker - and the clock - to nod the ball into the bottom corner.

Both teams spurned chances in extra time and when Stephane Francois missed his penalty, Ndour silenced the home fans to seal a 2-1 shootout victory.