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Everyone Wants Piece of the Action

June 12, 2002

Senegalese entrepreneurs wasted no time profiting from the celebrations after their country's 3-3 tie against Uruguay sent the team to the round of 16.

Street sellers made overnight fortunes in red, green and yellow pom-pons and T-shirts, snapped up and worn by all. And not long after the match was over, photographs of TV images of the game were being sold to festive passersby.

The celebrations were so massive schools in the capital were closed for the day by authorities.

"Nobody expected this level of competition," said Sedikh Mbow, a fan. "Hats off to the boys."

Compiled by Jim Barrero

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