"I am certain that one day an African country will win the World Cup", he continued.
Senegal manager Aliou Cisse, the only African coach to record a victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has opened up about his ambition to pioneer a new era of black coaches. Senegal are appearing in the world cup for the second time their first being in 2002 where the made it all the way to the Quarterfinals announcing their arrival with a 1-0 defeat of France in the opening match.
Russian Federation are enjoying quite the party at their own World Cup and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow them down yesterday. Denis Cheryshev, with his third goal of the World Cup, and striker Artyom Dzyuba then scored in quick succession before Salah won and converted a consolation penalty in his first game back after 3 1/2 weeks out with a shoulder injury. As the tournament has arguably failed to spark into life by the end of the first full week of games, Wednesday's three 1-0s has taken the total of such scorelines up to nine - just three shy of the entire total from Brazil 2014.
In another mild upset Senegal clipped Poland 2-1.
This simple act of kindness has got the whole world celebrating Senegal.
Disgraced ex-FIFA president Sep Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup
England bid for this year's tournament but lost out to Russian Federation , in spite of being one of the favourites. No charges have yet been brought and Blatter has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
China says will 'fight back firmly' if United States publishes additional tariffs
Last week he threatened 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese products with another $100 billion targeted beyond that. Brown also said that there are no signs of the two nations resuming their stalled trade talks "in just about every level".
Hummels criticises Germany tactics in Mexico loss
The current Mexican team is a blend of experience and youth. "But today we deserved to win for what we showed, ran and gave". However, qualification is no certainty now as Sweden and South Korea are no pushovers.
The hosts had been written off by many, and a headline in the Moscow Times said they were 'doomed to fail.' They haven't, and with one foot in the last sixteen, they could go on and win the group.
Not bad, Senegal and Japan.
Japan coach Akira Nishino talked before the match of his worry about the "psychological impact" of Monday's quake which hit the Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush hour, killing at least five people.
A Japan-based football journalist, Scott McIntyre, told the BBC that cleaning up is "part of Japanese culture".