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Senegal soccer legend Pape Bouba Diop dead

Papa Bouba Diop: He spent three years at Fulham between 2004 and 2007 (Image: GETTY)

Former Senegal international Pape Bouba Diop has died aged 42 after a long battle with illness, local media reports indicate.

Diop was part of the Senegal team that played at the 2002 World Cup and is most remembered for scoring the winner against defending Champions France.

He also scored twice in the Teranga Lions’ 3-3 draw against Uruguay and was crucial in the team’s progression into the final eight.

During his playing days, Diop played for clubs such as Fulham, West Ham, Portsmouth, Birmingham City.

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