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Former Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42 after long illness 

Former Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop – one of the heroes of Senegal’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 after winner in opening game against France – dies at 42 after long illness

Former Senegal international Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of 42, Sportsmail understands.

The former midfielder – who played for Fulham and Portsmouth in the Premier League – has died after a long illness according to multiple sources.

Diop was one of the heroes of Senegal’s memorable run to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals after scoring the only goal in a shock 1-0 victory over holders France in their opening game.

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