# Senegal

Last year
# Second best
'We were facing one of the top 5 teams in the world and we saw the difference' - Cisse
First-half goals from Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane gave Senegal a mountain to climb.
# absence
Raheem Sterling leaves Qatar after armed break-in at family home
Manager Gareth Southgate is unsure if the forward will return for the remainder of the World Cup.
England v Senegal, World Cup Round of 16
England faced Senegal as Gareth Southgate’s men aimed to book their spot in the quarter-finals.
# Koul As You Like
Koulibaly the hero as Senegal progress to potential last-16 clash with England
Watford forward Ismaila Sarr and Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly gave Senegal a 2-1 win over Ecuador.
# Optimism
Qatar football will survive World Cup exit, says coach
The country’s final group game against the Netherlands on Tuesday has now become a dead rubber.
# Adaptation
'My country is made up of 17 million people and they're all Bayern fans now' - Mane
The Senegal international also revealed he brought his own lederhosen with him to the Bavarian capital this summer.
# in the spotlight
PSG's Gueye asked to explain absence after homophobia accusations
The Senegal international was absent for Saturday’s 4-0 win over Montpellier in Ligue 1 for ‘personal reasons’.
# scrutiny
Senegal's president supports PSG star amid homophobia accusations
Idrissa Gana Gueye missed a Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on Saturday during which players were to wear rainbow jerseys.
# Distraction
Controversy as Mo Salah and team-mates targeted with lasers during shoot-out loss
The Liverpool star was among three Egypt players to miss a spot-kick as Senegal booked their spot in Qatar.
# Joy
'Best day of my life,' says Liverpool's Mane, as Senegal declares national holiday
‘I’m living a dream. I can’t believe it,’ the Reds player added.
Mane and Senegal march on to African Cup of Nations semis
They enjoyed a 3-1 win over Equatorial Guinea in the last eight.
# last gasp
Mane's 97th-minute penalty sees Senegal edge past Zimbabwe
The Lions of Teranga were fortunate to get off to a winning start at the Africa Cup of Nations.
All time
# Anger
Call for Romanian official to be banned for life over 'racist' remark
Basaksehir president Goksel Gumusdag wants Sebastian Coltescu to be punished.
# Reaction
Diouf tells irate Senegalese fans to cool it after Mane finishes 4th in Ballon d'Or
The Liverpool star won the Champions League, but finished behind Argentine winner Lionel Messi among others.
# too good
Liverpool star Mane kept in check, but Senegal cruise to victory
France-based duo Sidy Sarr and Habibou Diallo netted within three minutes during the first half.
# Potential
Senegal World Cup star attracts interest from Juventus, Barcelona
Ismaila Sarr’s recent performances have caught the eye of scouts of top clubs across Europe
# Reaction
Japan coach 'forced' to tell team to back off
Despite boos ringing out, the Japanese and Polish players slowed to walking pace for the last 10 minutes.
# Concern
The golden boy of Colombian football a major doubt for crunch England encounter
James Rodriguez went off injured during his side’s match with Senegal.
# Mixed Fortunes
Colombia and Japan will meet Belgium or England in the World Cup last 16
The Asian side breathed a sigh of relief as they progressed despite losing 1-0 to Poland.
# Disappointment
What happened to Robert Lewandowski?
The Bayern Munich star was poor as Poland exited the World Cup following a 3-0 loss to Cololmbia.
# Must do better
Mane needs to improve, says Senegal coach
The Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Japan on Sunday.
# Close encounter
Liverpool star on target but Senegal left frustrated
Sadio Mane could not inspire his side to victory against Japan.
# big loss
Liverpool star Mane ruled out of Man United clash, set for spell on the sidelines
The influential attacker is expected to be out for up to six weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty.
# Controversy
South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned for life
Joseph Lamptey was initially suspended for three months by African football’s ruling body CAF.
# Crowd Trouble
Ivory Coast v Senegal friendly abandoned after pitch invasion by fans in Paris
Match abandoned in the final minutes with sides level at 1-1.
# Eliminated
Good news for Liverpool but despair for Sadio Mane as he's the villain in Senegal's Africa exit
The attacker was the only player to miss in the penalty shootout with Cameroon, who now progress to the semi-finals.
# Big Money
Everton complete €17 million swoop for Senegalese star
The striker, who has 13 goals already this season, has signed a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until June 2020
# Taking Papiss
VIDEO: Have you seen Papiss Demba Cissé's 25-yard header for Senegal?
The Newcastle United striker’s spectacular header was the highlight as Senegal lost 4-2 to Ivory Coast on Saturday.
# ACN2012
Out of Africa: here’s your daily round-up from the Africa Cup of Nations
We’ve started to fill in the blanks on our Cup of Nations wallchart. Here’s how the final round of Group A games panned out yesterday.
# ACN2012
Out of Africa: here’s your daily round-up from the Africa Cup of Nations
The rain in Africa falls mainly on the plain – or something like that. One of the pre-tournament favourites is going home following yesterday’s slightly damp Group B action.