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The Senegal national football team knew as "the Lions of Teranga" represents Senegal in men's international football. It is Controlled by the Senegalese Football Federation, it is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). , the team became the African second team to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup after Cameroon in 1990, repeated the same feat in 2002 before losing to Turkey in extra time.

The Lions of Teranga was established in the early 1960s, the team has been regular competitors in the African Cup of Nations, where their best performances were runner-up to Cameroon in the 2002 edition in Mali, and to Algeria in the 2019 edition in Egypt. Senegal also competes at the FIFA World Cup for the first time and reach the quarter-finals in 2002, having defeated reigning champions France in the opening game. The team made their second World Cup appearance sixteen years later, where they were eliminated in the group stage against Japan based on fair play points. 

The Lions of Teranga Head Coach is Aliou Cisse and their home stadium is Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor. Their Most Caps player and all-time highest goal scorer was Henri Camara with 99 Appearances and 29 goals respectively. Their current captain is Kalidou Koulibaly who currently plays for Napoli Club in Italy.

 

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