Senegalese soccer legend Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42

Senegalese soccer legend Papa Bouba Diop died this Sunday at the age of 42 after a long illness, according to a release shared by FIFA on its official Twitter account.

“Among Diop’s many achievements, he will always be remembered for scoring the first goal of the 2002 World Cup,” reads the organism’s message, ensuring that the midfielder “he will always be a hero” of said competition.

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