The Beautiful Game
Own goals, mishit passes and calamitous goalkeeping, it’s fair to say Senegal 2-1 Poland wasn’t exactly a World Cup classic. Yet all that mattered were Africa’s first three points of the group stage, after six days’ toil. “We saw the other African teams lose their first games and it gave us power to play for Africa,” said unused substitute Diafra Sakho. “Now, all of Africa is happy.” The celebrations went on long into the Moscow night, as the Lions of Teranga’s excitable fanbase took to the streets. Football. Is. Great.