Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
BBC Sport World Cup 2002

 You are in: Team Pages: Senegal  
Front Page
Statistics
Team Pages
Features
Other News
Sports Talk
TV/Radio Coverage
Photo Galleries
Venues Guide
Matches Wallchart
World Cup Greats
History
Quiz

BBC Sport

BBC News

BBC Weather


Click on a name for more detailed team information:

Argentina
Belgium
Brazil
Cameroon
China
Costa Rica
Croatia
Denmark
Ecuador
England
France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Nigeria
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Rep of Ireland
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Tunisia
Turkey
USA
Uruguay

Sunday, 23 June, 2002, 12:52 GMT 13:52 UK
Senegal travel to Taiwan
El Hadji Diouf and Aliou Cisse
Diouf (l) and Cisse arrive in Taiwan
Senegal's World Cup squad are rounding off their tour to the Far East with a diplomatic visit to Taiwan.

The team, whose World Cup dream came to an end on Saturday with defeat in the quarter final against Turkey, arrived in Taipei early on Sunday to a heroes' welcome.

The trip had come as a surprise to some players who had expected to return to Dakar straight after their World Cup exit.

But the players, who lit up the World Cup tournament with their free-flowing football, were surrounded by autograph-hunting fans as they arrived at Chiang Kai-shek.

Team officials then signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan on football co-operation.

The players were expected to play in a friendly match on Monday against a local side before having an audience with Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian.

However it is now unclear whether the match will go ahead as coach Bruno Metsu has said that his players need a rest after their World Cup heroics.

Eugene Chien and Joseph Ndong
Taiwan and Senegal sign a memo of understanding
"I don't think we will play a game," Sylvain Ndiaye told BBC Sport Online.

"The coach thinks we are too tired and we need a rest after the World Cup."

The chairman of Taiwan's National Council for Sport and Physical Fitness, Lin Teh-fu, signed the co-operation agreement with Senegal sports minister Joseph Ndong at Taiwan's Foreign Ministry.

Senegal is one of 28 countries which recognise Taiwan instead of China, which views the island as part of its territory to be reunified since their split in 1949.

Chen is to donate 360 footballs and 100 pairs of gloves for goalkeepers in Senegal when he visits the capital, Dakar, later this month.

"Football will be one of the topics to be discussed when the president travels to Senegal," foreign ministry spokeswoman Chang Siao-yue said.

In his second trip to Africa, Chen will also visit Sao Tome and Principe, Malawi and Swaziland starting on 28 June.


E-mail this story to a friend
INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
TOP STORIES FROM
SENEGAL
 TEAMS
 SENEGAL
Full coverage:
News and
features
Lineker's verdict
Statistics pages
World Cup so far
Have Your Say
 SQUAD PROFILES
 RESULTS/REPORTS

GROUP A
  P GD PTS
DENMARK 3 +3 7
SENEGAL 3 +1 5
URUGUAY 3 -1 2
FRANCE 3 -3 1

 WATCH/LISTEN
 BBC SPORT BULLETINS
 OUR BEST VIDEO
More Audio/Video




© BBC ^ Back to top

Front Page | Statistics | Team Pages | Features | Other News | Sports Talk | TV/Radio Coverage | Photo Galleries | Venues Guide | Matches Wallchart | World Cup Greats | History | Quiz

BBC Sport >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
BBC World Service >> | BBC Radio Five Live >>
© MMII | News Sources | Privacy