Senegal have become the first African nation to qualify to for the Round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s nerveless volley sent Senegal into the World Cup’s knockout stages for only the second time in their history as they eliminated Ecuador at a rowdy Khalifa International Stadium.
Ecuador needed a point to progress but the Senegalese advanced to next round after beating them 2-1.
Watford winger Sarr coolly stroked home from the spot, while Ecuador levelled with their first real chance as Caicedo swept home Felix Torres’ flick-on but Koulibaly’s composed finish immediately regained the lead for Senegal.
Aliou Cisse’s side are potential last-16 opponents for England given the Lions of Teranga will next face the winners of Group B a berth Gareth Southgate’s team could seal later on Tuesday.