DOHA, Qatar (AP) — African champion Senegal was outplayed by England and given a reality check as it was eliminated in the last 16 at the World Cup. Senegal was missing its best player in Sadio Mane through injury and was also hampered by the absence of other key players against England, but still held hopes of launching a strong challenge in its first World Cup knockout game in 20 years. The 3-0 loss was a bitter end to a disappointing campaign for Africa's top-ranked team. EXPECTATION VS. PERF
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England opened the knockout phase with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Senegal in Sunday’s last-16 encounter.