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Senegal vs Colombia: We didn’t deserve to qualify – Aliou Cisse

Senegal coach, Aliou Cisse, has said his side did not “deserve” to advance to the 2018 World Cup knockout stage.

The Terranga Lions, on Thursday, became the first team to be eliminated via fair play ranking.

Following a 1-0 defeat to Colombia, Senegal were left with an identical record as Japan, who advanced because they only picked up four yellow cards in the group stage, while Senegal had six.

“We haven’t qualified because of fair play. We have fewer points in fair play. Senegal didn’t qualify because we don’t deserve it,” Cisse said after the game.

“This is one of the rules. We have to respect it.

“Of course, we would prefer to be eliminated another way. It’s sad for us but we knew these were the regulations.

“We were fully committed and maybe because we were fully committed, we got more yellow cards.”

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