Senegal qualifies for Olympic tournament

Senegal secured the final place in the 16-team men’s soccer

tournament at the London Olympics after beating Oman 2-0 in a

qualifier Monday.

By sealing its first berth at an Olympics, Senegal will join

other African countries Gabon, Morocco and Egypt in Tuesday’s group

stage draw at Wembley Stadium.

Goals by Ibrahima Balde and Abdoulaye Sane earned the victory

for Senegal at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, one of six fields that will

host the men’s and women’s tournaments from July 25-Aug. 11.

Oman, coached by former France midfielder Paul Le Guen, earned a

final opportunity to reach the games after finishing atop Asian

qualifying.