Former Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop – one of the heroes of Senegal’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 after winner in opening game against France – dies at 42 after long illness
Former Senegal international Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of 42, Sportsmail understands.
Diop was one of the heroes of Senegal’s memorable run to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals after scoring the only goal in a shock 1-0 victory over holders France in their opening game.
Former Senegal international Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at age of 42 after long illness
Diop scored the winner in a famous 1-0 win for Senegal against France at the 2002 World Cup
He was also a member of Pompey’s triumphant 2008 FA Cup side, being introduced by manager Harry Redknapp as a late substitute in the 1-0 Final victory over Cardiff City.
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