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Papa Diop dies at 42

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Diop made 63 appearances for his country with the highlight of his international career coming at the 2002 World Cup where he scored the first goal of the tournament as Senegal stunned reigning champion France 1-0.

Former Fulham, Portsmouth and Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop sadly passed away at the age of just 42 over the weekend.

Papa Bouba Diop, Senegal's World Cup hero and FA Cup winner, dies aged 42 |  Senegal football team | The Guardian

Senegal ultimately reached the quarter-final of the tournament, with Diop going on to score twice in the West Africans’ 3-3 group-stage draw with Uruguay before they were eventually eliminated by Turkey in the final eight.

On Sunday, football's governing body FIFA said it was "saddened" to hear of Diop's passing.

Senegal began 2002 by reaching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time, while Diop was transferred from Grasshoppers in Switzerland to Lens, joining international colleague El-Hadji Diouf, Ferdinand Coly and Pape Sarr at the strong French side.

The midfielder spent the best part of a decade in English football at Fulham from Racing Club de Lens in 2004, going on to represent Portsmouth,West ham and Birmingham city before retiring in 2013.

He made a total of 129 Premier League appearances.

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