Stade Leopold Senghor
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|Stade Léopold Senghor|
Stade Leopold Senghor during an African Cup of Nations qualification match
|Full name||Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor|
|Former names||Stade de l'Amitié|
|Location||Route de l’Aéroport de Yoff, Dakar|
|Senegal national football team|
Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor is a multi-purpose stadium in Dakar, Senegal. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has an athletics track. It serves as a home ground of ASC Jeanne d'Arc and the Senegal national football team. The stadium holds 60,000. It was built in 1985.
On 13 October 2012, a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match between Senegal and Ivory Coast was abandoned due to rioting at the stadium. Senegal were disqualified from the tournament as a result.
- "Fan riot halts Senegal-Ivory Coast football match". BBC News (BBC). 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
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