Was Senegal quilfying for the 2002 world cup a suprise given they had only played 2 games in their campaign to reach the 1998 team cup?
- WokazLv 62 months ago
They didn't have a good team in the late 90s, but they had many new players coming through between 1999 and 2001 who would go on to be key players for the team such as El Hadji Diouf, Henri Camara, Lamine Diatta, and Papa Bouba Diop.
In fact of the 23 players in their 2002 World Cup squad, 21 of them had their first cap for Senegal after the 1998 World Cup. It was clear they had a talented new squad, but I think people were definitely surprised that they managed to go all the way to the quarter finals.