Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of 42.
Goal reports. According to the source, the footballer fought for a long time with a serious illness, from which he eventually died.
During his career, he managed to play in the Swiss “Neuchâtel Xamax” and “Grasshopper”, French “Lance”, English “Portsmouth”, “Fulham”, “West Ham United” and “Birmingham City”, as well as for the Greek AEK.
Diop became widely known after scoring a goal against France at the 2002 World Cup. This goal allowed the Senegalese team to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. In total, he played 63 matches for the national team and scored 11 goals.