The Beau­ti­ful Game

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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.

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