When debutants Senegal shocked holders France

Senegal 1 France 0

Senegal shocked holders France and the footballing world by claiming a 1-0 victory at the Seoul World Cup stadium in the opening Group A game of the 2002 edition.

Midfielder Pape Bouba Diop scored the decisive goal after 30 minutes.

The defending champions struggled to find their stride and clearly suffered from Zinedine Zidane's withdrawal through injury.

Roger Lemerre's team, who had followed their triumph of home soil in 1998 with the Euro 2000 title, seemed pedestrian against the aggressive debutants.

Senegal, on the other hand, was fielding a side made up entirely of France-based players, went on to draw with Denmark and former champions Uruguay and qualify for the second round.

A 2-1 upset win over former finalist Sweden ensured them a quarter-final place but they failed to get past Turkey.

As regards France, they had ignominy of finishing last in their group. Moreover, they failed to find the net.

Image: Senegal's Papa Bouba Diop (C) celebrates his goal as he runs away from France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez