Former Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop – one of the heroes of Senegal’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 after winner in opening game against France – dies at 42 after long illness
- Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died age 42 after a long illness
- Diop played for Fulham and Portsmouth in the Premier League and won FA Cup
- He scored winner in Senegal’s memorable 1-0 win vs France at 2002 World Cup
Former Senegal international Papa Bouba Diop has passed away after a long illness at the age of 42.
Diop was one of the heroes of Senegal’s memorable run to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals, scoring the only goal in a shock 1-0 victory over then-holders France in their opening game.
Former Senegal international Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at age of 42 after long illness
Diop scored the winner in a famous 1-0 win for Senegal against France at the 2002 World Cup
The Senegal side won the hearts of many for their performance in the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea, with Diop also scoring twice in a 3-3 group stage draw against Uruguay before they were eliminated by Turkey in the last eight.
He was also a member of Pompey’s triumphant 2008 FA Cup side, being introduced by manager Harry Redknapp as a late substitute in the 1-0 Final victory over Cardiff City.
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