Papa Bouba Diop – Senegal legend and former Portsmouth and Fulham midfielder – has died at the age of 42.
Diop secured his place in his country’s history by scoring the winner against reigning champions France in their first ever World Cup game in 2002. Senegal went on to reach the quarter-finals.
FIFA confirmed the death of the midfielder, saying: “FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop. Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero.”

 

Source: skysports

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