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Russia 2018: End of the road for newbie South Sudan

Russia 2018: End of the road for newbie South Sudan

South Sudan who were debuting in the FIFA World Cup qualifier came down crushing in the hands of well oiled Mauritania falling 4-0 away in a return leg match played on Tuesday 13.

The first stanza of this encounter played four days ago in South Sudan ended in a 1-1 draw and the youngest member of FIFA hoped for another milestone in their footballing journey but it wasn’t to be as Mauritania handed them a heavy defeat.

Moulaye Ahmed Khalil gave the home side an early lead four minutes into the match but they failed kill the game in the first half despite creating numerous scoring chances with the visitors threatening a come back.

However the rebirth was not to be as Mauritania returned from the breather fully recharged, doubling their lead in the 62nd minute through Boubacar Bagili.

Disaster struck for South Sudan in the 79th minute when Aluck Akeuch Deng was sent off for second bookable offense and the floodgates opened.

Moussa Samba scored the third six minutes after Aluck’s marching orders before Ismael Diakite sealed the thrashing in the 92nd minute with the fourth goal.

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