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Who stood out as Senegal snatched a last-gasp win over South Africa to end their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign on a high?
Kara Mbodji scored a late winner as Senegal sealed a 2-1 victory over South Africa in Dakar to absolutely confirm their World Cup qualification.
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Mane is due to report back at Liverpool after he "slightly felt his old injury," the Senegalese Football Federation said.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane will return home early from international duty after reporting an issue with the hamstring injury from which he just recovered.
How did Senegal and South Africa's players fare in Friday's World Cup qualifier in Polokwane?
Senegal became the third African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by defeating South Africa 2-0 on Friday.
South Africa needs two victories against Senegal to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but those have been hard to come by in the last 15 years.
Senegal have called up star forward Sadio Mane for the final round of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers, despite the Liverpool man being injured.
Liverpool have announced that Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks after picking up an injury on international duty.
Senegal are well on course to qualify for the World Cup after a 2-0 victory in Cape Verde on Saturday that took them top of qualifying Group D.
Mane spoke about his recent red card against Manchester City, the Reds' start to the season and Philippe Coutinho's stay at Anfield.
Sadio Mane has told ESPN FC that he backs FIFA's decision to restage Senegal's World Cup qualifier against South Africa.
The Burkina Faso Football Federation has challenged FIFA's ruling to replay a World Cup qualifying game because the referee was corrupt.
FIFA have agreed to cover the costs of South Africa's World Cup qualifier replay against Senegal in November.
SAFA announced on Tuesday that they would not appeal FIFA's decision that their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal be replayed.
The South Africa FA feels that FIFA's decision to replay a World Cup qualifier against Senegal because of a crooked referee is unfair.
FIFA's decision to replay the disputed World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal is the only logical outcome to the tawdry affair.
FIFA has ordered that a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal be replayed after the referee was banned for life for match manipulation.
Senegal were unable to move into pole position in Group D after they conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 against ten-man Burkina Faso.
Senegal missed a big opportunity to move to the top of African World Cup qualifying Group D after playing to a goalless home draw with Burkina Faso.