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Senegal qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup, beating Egypt in quals

Baku, March 30, AZERTAC

Senegal booked their place Tuesday in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, eliminating Egypt in the African qualifiers on penalties, according to Anadolu Agency.

The Lions of Teranga scored the only goal in regular time when forward Boulaye Dia put the ball into the net in the third minute at Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade near Dakar.

The match went to extra time because Egypt beat Senegal 1-0 in the first match of Round Three in the 2022 Confederation of African Football (CAF) World Cup qualifiers last week.

Neither team managed to find a goal after 30 minutes and the match headed to penalties.

Senegal won 3-1 on penalties to reach Qatar 2022.

Liverpool's Egyptian star Mohamed Salah will not be in Qatar but his Senegalese teammate Sadio Mane will play for his nation.

Salah was among the Egyptian players who missed penalty kicks in the shootout.

Mane scored the decisive penalty to send Senegal to the World Cup.

Senegal secured a World Cup berth for the second time in a row.

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