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Summary

Senegal pile pressure on France

Senegal kept their side of the bargain by beating Iran. France must now beat Uruguay in normal time to pip the Africans to a quarter-final place.

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Line-up

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12
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5
9
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9

Substitute(s)

12
1
2
4
7
6
8
7
11
10
4
11
5
3

Coaches

Amadou DIOP (SEN)

Officials

Referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)Second referee: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)Third referee: POLITO Fabio (ITA)Timekeeper: OGUNMUYIWA Jelili (NGA)

Statistics

43Shots30
3Corner kicks7
1Overheads0
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
49%Possession (%)51%
  • Senegal's Victor Diagne celebrates a goal against Iran with his team-mates
  • Senegal's Pape Koupaki vies with Iran's Alireza Rahimi
  • Senegal's Victor Diagne celebrates a goal against Iran
  • Senegal's Gomis Mbengue competes against Iran's Abbas Hashempour in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Senegal's Badiane Mbengue attempts an overhead-kick against Iran
  • Senegal's Pape Koukpaki competes against Iran's Faroogh Dara in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
"This was a very important victory for us. Now we have to wait for the result of France-Uruguay. We did what we had to do and this win has made us very happy. I would like to thank our supporters, who pushed the team to victory," Amadou Diop, Senegal coach.

"We didn't manage to qualify for the second round. We are disappointed, especially because we feel we had the talent to progress from our group. I think the final will be Brazil-Uruguay, and for me Brazil will be the winner of this competition," Abbas Hashempour, Iran player.