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Senegal captain remembers Diop with special armband

Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly wore a special armband in memory of former international Papa Bouba Diop, who died exactly two years ago.

Koulibaly donned the armband in his team’s decisive Group A game against Ecuador at the World Cup on Tuesday.

Diop, who died at the age of 42, scored the goal that helped Senegal beat France 1-0 in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup, where the African side reached the quarter-final.

Koulibaly’s armband has “19” on it — Diop’s shirt number with Senegal.

With three goals, Diop, who won 62 caps, is Senegal’s top scorer in World Cup finals.

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