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Ireland, who sit second in their World Cup qualifying group, host Cyprus this Wednesday in what looks a fairly straight forward task.

Senegal coach Lamine Ndiaye has been sacked after the national team failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West African neighbours Gambia, eliminated Senegal from the World Cup in South Africa and the African Nations Cup earlier the same year.

Angry Senegalese fans rioted after the match, attacking the national football federation headquarters, as police fired tear gas to disperse them.

“The Committee for the Normalisation of Soccer (CNF) has decided to end our relations with Lamine Ndiaye,” committee member Baidy Agne told state television.

The committee named the team’s technical director Amsata Fall as caretaker boss.

The CNF was set up earlier this year as the interim national managing authority of the sport after Senegal’s poor performance in the 2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana, in which the team failed to reach the last eight.

Senegal reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup in Asia but failed to qualify for the 2006 finals in Germany.

Ireland, who sit second in their World Cup qualifying group, host Cyprus this Wednesday in what looks a fairly straight forward task.

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