Although Senegal's overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
Video assistant referees have led to some controversial decisions at the World Cup. Rather than improving the quality of decision making by on-field refs, VAR could undermine it instead.
VAR is part of a wider trend of digitalisation that threatens to make football less natural and spontaneous.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.