Papa Douba Diop, Senegal's World Cup hero and FA Cup winner, dies aged 42

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Former midfielder dies after reportedly suffering long illnessDiop played for Fulham and Portsmouth after 2002 heroicsPapa Bouba Diop, the former Senegal midfielder who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against France, has died at the age of 42.World football’s governing body posted a tribute to Diop on Twitter. “Fifa is saddened to learn of the passing of Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop,” Sunday’s statement read. “Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero.” Related: Italians mourn death of Diego Maradona, the 'naughty rascal' of Naples We’re devastated to hear reports that FA Cup winner Papa Bouba Diop has passed away after a long illness, aged just 42 Rest in peace, The Wardrobe #Pompey pic.twitter.com/YC8sjhRugK Continue reading......
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