Senegal national football team
Senegal or the official name is Senegal Republic It is a country in West Africa. It has a western border with the Atlantic Ocean. North to Mauritania east to Mali and south to Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. It encircled most of the Gambia in the western part of the country. And the Cape Verde Islands are located about 560 kilometers from the western border.
Colonial era The first European settlers were the Portuguese in the 15th century, but later in the 17th century, French influence began to come and grow. and was able to defeat the last Muslim state in 1893. Senegal was colonized by France for 300 years (1659-1960), and Dakar became the capital of the French colony in West Africa. Senegal has received Total independence was in the Federation of Mali on 20 June 1960 and withdrew from the Federation to become a truly independent country on 20 August 1960.
post-independence era When Senegal gained independence, Leopold Sedar Senghor was the first president and head of state until the 1980s. Pressured on him to resign due to economic problems, then-Prime Minister Abdou Diouf became Senegal's second president. He served for 19 years, having been elected three times, in 1983, 1988 and 1993. In the 2000 elections, Mr Diouf was defeated by opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade because Senegalese wanted political change and emerged. Boredom in Diouf's Socialist Party, which has been in power for 40 years and has high internal divisions, Senegal had united with the Gambia in 1982, but split up again in 1989.
Senegal national football team nicknamed the Lion of Terenga. It is a Senegal representative football team controlled by the Senegal Football Federation (FSF), which was formed in 1960.
Number of people who qualified for the World Cup
World Cup semi-final 2 times
World Cup results
2002 - Qualified for the last 8 teams
2018 - Finalist of 32 teams