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Musa Konate of Senegal in action at the London Olympics


goal against UAE in their final group which ended 1-1 as the Senegalese finished sec- ond behind Great Britain with five points from three matches.


The quarter finals proved to be too strong for the Senegalese as they were knocked- out of the tournament by eventual winners, Mexico after a cracking showdown which ended in a 4-2 extra time win for the Central American nation following a 2-2 full time draw.


Another African nation which followed Senegals’ footsteps to the quarter finals was Egypt. The Egyptians were able to progress from their group alongside eventual final- ist and group winner, Brazil.


Just four points was enough for the Egyptians to finish as runners-up behind Brazil and advance to the quarter-finals but their progress was halted by Japan who secured a 3-0 win to reach the semi-finals at the expense of the African nation.


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