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Senegal's youth driven by dreams of sporting success

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Senegal's Sadio Mane in action during the match againt Japan in Yekaterinburg, Russia on 24 June 2018
Senegal's Sadio Mane in action during the match againt Japan in Yekaterinburg, Russia on 24 June 2018 Reuters/Marcos Brindicci

Senegal has produced dozens of great international football players signed to clubs in Europe. Sadio Mané - Senegal’s team captain and Liverpool player - is a hero for many young boys... not just for his talents on the pitch, but because he started out much like them. From playing in the street to being selected by one of the football schools in the country, and ending up playing in the World Cup - making it in sports remains the biggest ambition of Senegal's hopeful youngsters. Emmanuelle Landais has this report from Dakar.

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