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Offbeat Death of Papa Bouba Diop

21:05  29 november  2020
21:05  29 november  2020 Source:   football365.fr

David Douillet happy father of an awarded family: his tender confidences

 David Douillet happy father of an awarded family: his tender confidences © Pierre Perusseau / Bestimage David Douillet happy daddy of an awarded family: his tender confidences In the columns of Gala, on newsstands this November 19, David Douillet confides in his family life. Since 2014, he has lived with his wife Vanessa, with whom he had a White daughter in 2016. A rich professional life which has given way to an equally intense family life. This is what David Douillet reveals in the columns of Gala, on newsstands this November 19.

Papa Bouba Diop IPA: [dʒop]; (28 January 1978 – 29 November 2020) was a Senegalese former professional footballer. His preferred position was defensive midfield but he could also play as

Papa Bouba Diop former footballer from Senegal Defensive Midfield last club: Birmingham City* Jan 28, 1978 in Dakar, Senegal.

Former Lens and Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop died on Sunday at the age of 42.

Papa Bouba Diop (Sénégal) © Supplied by Football 365 Papa Bouba Diop (Senegal) Senegalese football has lost one of its heroes. Papa Bouba Diop died this Sunday following a long illness at the age of 42. This powerful and eye-catching defensive midfielder made history for the Teranga Lions when he scored their first goal in the World Cup finals, at the 2002 edition in South Korea and Japan. By tackling a cross from El Hadji Diouf in the goal, the native of Rufisque had allowed Senegal from to beat France, holding the trophy, and to create the first sensation of this Asian World Cup, which saw his team reach the quarters final. Author of three goals during the competition, Papa Bouba Diop remains Senegal's top scorer in the World Cup to this day. Trained at Jaraaf in Dakar, Papa Bouba Diop made his European debut in Switzerland before being recruited by Lens by Lens , where he had made a remarkable passage, from 2001 to 2004, finishing on the second step of the podium in the League 1 in 2001-2002. Then passed by Fulham, Portsmouth , AEK Athens and West Ham, the colossus ended his career at Birmingham City during the 2012-2013 season. The editorial staff of Football365 sends their condolences to the family and relatives of Papa Bouba Diop.

Prosecutors to retry man accused of killing police officer .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors will re-try a case against a man accused of killing a Los Angeles police officer over 30 years ago, but the incoming district attorney will not seek the death penalty again despite the family's wishes for capital punishment. Kenneth Earl Gay, 62, is charged with murder in the death of Officer Paul Verna in 1983. The California Supreme Court has twice overturned Gay’s death sentence and in February vacated his original conviction, forcing the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office to decide if it would pursue the case again.

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