Diop was also part of the team that lost to Cameroon on penalties in the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations final.
Sekou Koita and Moussa Doumbia scored in Mali's 2-1 win over Namibia in Windhoek, which clinched an eighth consecutive appearance at the African football showcase.
The two victories lifted Senegal, currently the top ranked national team in Africa, to a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group I, and they qualified with two matches to spare.
Mendy picked up the injury during a Senegal training session and has returned to London for assessment by Chelsea's medical team.
Akon said the project already has secured about one-third of the $6 billion needed, but declined to publicly identify his investors, citing non-disclosure agreements.
George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, agonising reflections on race have spread far beyond the United States. In France, they have set off an unexpected reckoning in a country that has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals like equality and secularism, arguing that an emphasis on diversity, ethnicity or race would undermine unity and the social fabric.
The Heist: Football's greatest escapes, from Liverpool's Miracle in Istanbul to Senegal upsetting France at World Cup
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Ravi Pujari brought to Bengaluru from Senegal, fugitive gangster accused of heinous crimes was missing for over 15 years
The gangster was nabbed in South Africa in a joint operation by the South Africa police and Senegal security agencies and was later extradited to Senegal
Liverpool star Sadio Mane beats out Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez to be named African Footballer of the Year for 2019
Mane finished ahead of Riyad Mahrez and Salah in a poll of national team coaches and captains, and was handed his award at the Confederation of African Football’s annual gala in Hurgada, Egypt
Watch: Ex-French footballer Patrice Evra asks Indian 'brothers and sisters' to stop the hate in wacky video
He's known for his wacky Instagram videos, but in the latest video posted by former French footballer Patrice Evra, he's taken the crazy to the next level, dancing to an popular bhangra track, while dressed in a sherwani and a turban and calling himself an Indian.
Neymar says he is 'happy playing' for Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain as forward for 100th international appearance
Neymar has scored 61 goals in 99 games for the Selecao, making him the third highest scorer in the history of his national team. He is one behind Ronaldo but needs 16 to catch Pele.
Idrissa Gueye played seven seasons with Lille from 2008 to 2015 before moving to England to join Aston Villa. He joined Everton in 2016, playing 108 matches in three seasons with the club.
In absence of senior players, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp not stressing for result in Community Shield clash against Manchester City
Jurgen Klopp said that the result in Liverpool's Community Shield clash against Manchester City won't have much bearing in their Premier League campaign
In the recent rankings released by FIFA, India fell two places to 103 after it lost two matches and drew one in the Intercontinental Cup earlier this month
Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Final: Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah redeems himself after horrid quarter-final with winning goal in summit clash
On Friday, Baghdad Bounedjah’s tears of despair after quarter-finals turned to unmitigated joy as he scored the goal which won Algeria the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time and the first in 29 years.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Algeria clinch title after Baghdad Bounedjah's freak early goal sinks Senegal in final
Algeria, who committed 32 fouls according to official match statistics, sat back after the early goal against Senegal and had to scrap for their win in a match that was certainly not a classic but was tense and gripping throughout.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Tournament top-scorer Odion Ighalo helps Nigeria beat Tunisia in third-place playoff
Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place playoff of the Africa Cup of Nations on the back of Odion Ighalo's fifth goal of the tournament
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Algeria, Senegal coaches headline tournament final ahead of Riyad Mahrez vs Sadio Mane battle
Both Algeria and Senegal will play their only second Africa Cup final, with Algeria having won once while Senegal will be vying for their maiden title
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Historic tensions dissipate as Egyptian fans debate cheering for arch-rivals Algeria in final
Egyptians are debating cheering for Algeria, even as the bloody clashes between both sides' fans in a World Cup qualifier ten years back continue to haunt
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says team will emerge stronger from narrow semi-final loss to Algeria
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that there were plenty of positives to take from his side's Africa Cup campaign after their exit in the semifinals