Senegal will draw on the spirit of the late Bruno Metsu, the maverick French coach who led them to the 2002 quarter-finals, when they face Poland on Tuesday in their first World Cup match in 16 years.
This will be the team’s first World Cup appearance since 2002 when captain Aliou Cisse’s side stunned defending champions France 1-0 in its opening game.
Metsu, whose side lost to a Turkish golden goal in the quarter-finals, died five years ago of cancer, aged 59.
“Today, my thoughts are with Bruno. I know that from where he is today he is watchi