FIFA Ranking: 27th
The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football. It made its first FIFA World Cup appearance in 2002 and caused a huge upset by defeating World and European champions France 1–0 in the tournament's opening game.

Senegal eventually reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, one of only three African teams to do so . In the group, after defeating France, they drew with Denmark and Uruguay, and beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16, before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals. Senegal qualified for the 2018 World Cup after defeating South Africa 0-2 on 10 November 2017. This marks Senegal's second qualification to the World Cup in their history.

Senegal's first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations was in 1965, when Senegal, after finishing second in their group, lost 1–0 to the Ivory Coast to finish in fourth place. In the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal again finished fourth. Senegal hosted the 1992 tournament, in which, after qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in their group, Senegal lost 1–0 to Cameroon. Senegal's best finish in the tournament came in 2002, when they lost the final on a penalty shootout after drawing 0–0 with Cameroon.

Senegal has won the Amilcar Cabral Cup, a regional soccer tournament for West African nations, eight times, more than any other country, with Guinea in second place with five titles. Description provided by Wikipedia

The Senegal Squad

1. Sadio Mané Senegal 3.5m fans 832.2
2. M'Baye Niang Senegal 1.7m fans 687.0
3. Kalidou Koulibaly Senegal 743.9k fans 623.4
4. Keita Baldé Senegal 648.8k fans 603.7
5. Badou Ndiaye Senegal 277.3k fans 509.9
6. Idrissa Gueye Senegal 232.7k fans 483.2
7. Kara Mbodji Senegal 228.6k fans 459.6
8. Diafra Sakho Senegal 170.4k fans 420.1
9. Salif Sané Senegal 120.9k fans 370.4
10. Mame Biram Diouf Senegal 69.1k fans 335.9
11. Ismaïla Sarr Senegal 86.2k fans 327.3
12. Alfred Gomis Senegal 52.7k fans 272.4
13. Moussa Sow Senegal 51.6k fans 269.5
14. Alfred N'Diaye Senegal 30.8k fans 267.5
15. Khadim N'Diaye Senegal 27.6k fans 208.8
16. Cheikh N'Doye Senegal 9.1k fans 137.1
17. Moussa Konaté Senegal 8.0k fans 134.9
18. Moussa Wagué Senegal 2.8k fans 104.2
19. Saliou Ciss Senegal 2.8k fans 103.5
20. Lamine Gassama Senegal 2.2k fans 94.7
21. Youssouf Sabaly Senegal 1.4k fans 81.6
22. Abdoulaye Diallo Senegal 651 fans 74.3

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