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Aliou Cissé, Senegal’s 2002 World Cup hero ‘under great pressure’ to lead them to glory

Perennially tipped to win the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) before falling near the finish line in 2019, Senegal are hoping they will finally fulfil their promise at this year’s African football bonanza in Cameroon. Senegalese fans’ high hopes are piling pressure on the manager, former 2002 World Cup star Aliou Cissé. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at Cissé’s rich career as both player and coach.

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Lionel Messi absent from list of Ballon d’Or nominees for 2022

Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi paid a high price for an underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain when he was left off the 30-strong list for this year's coveted football award.

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FIFA moves up World Cup start date one day to November 20

FIFA on Thursday officially brought forward the opening match of this year’s World Cup by one day to November 20 in a rare schedule change so that hosts Qatar feature in the gala game.

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Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt to win fifth UEFA Super Cup

Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt and a fifth UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.

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