Senegal fans in tears after defeat against Algeria in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Published on July 20, 2019 - Duration: 01:33s

Senegal fans in tears after defeat against Algeria in Africa Cup of Nations final

SHOWS: DAKAR, SENEGAL (JULY 19, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

SENEGAL SUPPORTERS WATCHING AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS MATCH AT OUTDOOR FAN ZONE 2.

VARIOUS SUPPORTERS REACTING NEAR END OF GAME 3.

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Senegal fans in tears after defeat against Algeria in Africa Cup of Nations final

SHOWS: DAKAR, SENEGAL (JULY 19, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

SENEGAL SUPPORTERS WATCHING AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS MATCH AT OUTDOOR FAN ZONE 2.

VARIOUS SUPPORTERS REACTING NEAR END OF GAME 3.

SUPPORTERS REACTING AS GAME FINISHES 4.

VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS DISAPPOINTED AFTER GAME 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (French) SENEGAL SUPPORTER, BANNA SONKO, SAYING: "It was really hard because Senegal played better then Algeria but the referee ruined everything." 6.

VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS SITTING ON SIDEWALK AND CRYING 7.

(SOUNDBITE) (French) SENEGAL SUPPORTER, BIRAME SALL, SAYING: "It's really sad to see Senegal's defeat because we really believed in it but maybe the gods of soccer weren't with us today." 8.

VARIOUS OF DISAPPOINTED SUPPORTERS 9.

(SOUNDBITE) (French) SENEGAL SUPPORTER, FARBA NDIAYE, SAYING: "All of Senegal is happy, all the youth is very happy with our national team, we say well done, well done to the lions, next time god willing, the trophy will be there." 10.

SUPPORTERS LEAVING FAN ZONE STORY: Senegal supporters in Dakar were in tears on Friday (July 19) after their team lost in the Africa Cup of Nations final to Algeria.

Algeria won the competition for the second time when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final.

Senegal, beaten by Cameroon on their only previous appearance in the final in 2002, were awarded a penalty for handball in the second half but the decision was revoked following a VAR review.

The final whistle provoked fans watching in a fan zone in Dakar to cry with disappointment, some blaming the referee while others just bad luck.

One supporter congratulated the national team for their good run during the competition.

Senegal were missing Kalidou Koulibaly, arguably Africa's finest defender, through suspension and his absence was quickly felt.

Production: Christophe Van Der Perre

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