As Senegal prepares to take on Poland in its Group H clash in a few hours, we take a look at the betting scandal that rocked world football and shone a spotlight on a coastal African country, most famous for upsetting defending champions France in a group stage clash in FIFA World Cup 2002. The betting scandal led to a lifetime ban for the maligned match referee Joseph Lamptey and allowed Senegal an unprecedented second crack at a crucial qualification game en route FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

We have prepared a slide show to recap the events that have forged Senegal’s path to World Cup qualification. You can see it here.

This post was co-authored by Abhimanyu Baheti and Priyanka Ashok. Abhimanyu is an Associate in the Delhi Office of GameChanger Law Advisors. Priyanka is a 3rd year B.A. LLB Hons. student at Gujarat National Law University, who is interning with us over the summer.

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