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Senegal were a fading light by the time the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations finals came along, a far cry from the side that had delighted fans at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
Although they lost just the one Group D game, they were one of the less impressive sides at the tournament, especially given their former glories in the recent past.
They came from behind to lead Tunisia in the tournament opener as Moustapha Bayal Sall and Diomansy Kamara scored for them, but a late equaliser from Mejdi Traoui meant they had to settle for a point.
Lamine N'Diaye's side were then humbled 3-1 by Angola in the next match, despite once more holding the lead thanks to an early goal from Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, a result which made their particpation in the quarterfinals unlikely.
They needed to beat South Africa in their final game but could only draw 1-1, a lucky point too as Bafana Bafana missed a host of chances to win to the game. Henri Camara scored for the Lions of Teranga, which finished third in the pool on goal-difference.
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