Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018. Russia won 3-1.
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Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the tournament in Russia. Not even a win for Senegal in their first Group H in Moscow Tuesday could temper an otherwise disaster-filled opening six days of the tournament for African hopes.Six defeats in the seven games featuring African teams offered little hope of new benchmarks being set with Senegal's 2-1 triumph over Poland the only bright point.Cisse, who was captain of the talented Senegal team that got to the last eight in 2002, is optimistic, however, it will eventually come.
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