Following their 3-1 win over Qatar, Senegal now stand as the only African team ever to help eliminate a World Cup host. However, they realistically must win again to add a perfect record from H2Hs against Ecuador (W2) or thei4r own 2002 debut will remain the nation’s only prior group stage survival. Infamously, that feat itself was just narrowly achieved by a draw a 3-0 half-time lead to another South-America side (Uruguay), when current coach Aliou Cisse was the starting XI’s captain!
Senegal have conceded beyond the 70th minute in each of their last six World Cup stage games. The word ‘Teranga’ in Senegal’s nickname is of Wolof ethnic origin and means hospitality or welcoming generosity.
Who qualifies to the next stage; Ecuador or Senegal?