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    Why I Was Pulling for Senegal in This Year’s World Cup

    This World Cup, Senegal delivered an awesome victory over Poland, despite being one of the poorest countries in the world. It’s only the second time Senegal has ever been in the tournament. In 2002, they upset France and many members of that team have stuck around, including Aliou Cisse, who is the only Black coach in this World Cup and likely the ninth Black manager in the tournament ever, helping the team to overturn the “Eurocentric lens” through which the World Cup is viewed. They’re out of the tournament after losing to Colombia, but I hope they’ll be back before another 16 years go by. 

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