The Senegalese citizens continued this Sunday with nerves and emotion, until the disappointment of the end, the defeat of his selected 0-3 with the one from Englandfor the round of 16 World Cup Qatar 2022either in their stalls, on Pueyrredón avenue, or in the bars of the Once neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
Senegal, champion of the 2021 African Cup of Nations, sealed their passage last Tuesday by defeating Ecuador (2-1) and finished second in group A, below the Netherlands, Argentina’s next rival in the quarterfinals. World Cup final.
The Senegalese citizens highlighted to Télam the role of the team after the injury of its main figure, the winger Sadio Maneformer Liverpool player and current Bayern Munich footballer in Germany.
Some Senegalese, like Justin, served customers by listening to the game with a speaker, so as not to neglect their sales position.
“The truth is that I have to listen to the game because I have a very bad signal with my cell phone and it consumes a lot of data,” said the seller.
The vast majority of the Senegalese who were working on Pueyrredón avenue wore the green or white shirt of the so-called Lions of Africa.
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One of them was Ibrahim, who told Télam that they expected “a great match for our team, as it has shown throughout the Cup”.
Osman, a cotillion vendor, who wore a West African team shirt and a “piluso” hat from the Argentine national team, said that “this team stood out for its courage in the face of adversity and never gave up.”
Many of the Senegalese wanted a performance similar to that of their team in the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan, when they reached the quarterfinals.
Joshua, a shoe vendor, also on Avenida Pueyrredón, pointed out that “the player who surprised me the most was Sarr (Ismaïla), who became a great scorer for this team.”
In a bar in the Eleven station, Brandon looked carefully at the screen with his friends and got nervous at each attack by the English team.
“Hopefully we can surprise and eliminate England. I fully trust this team,” said the Senegalese, who wore a green, yellow and red scarf, the colors of the West African country’s flag.
The excitement of the Senegalese fans lasted until 35 minutes into the first half, when England scored the first goal of the game through Jordan Henderson.
While they had hopes of their team’s attacks, the illusion ended when striker Harry Kane scored England’s second goal late in the first half and Bukayo Saka’s third early in the second.
After the disappointment of the defeat, they returned to their work and recognized the dedication of their team, as well as the superiority of the English team.