Sakho scores as Senegal seal World Cup place

Senegal players celebrate

Diafra Sakho scored as Senegal secured a 2-0 victory in South Africa to book their place at next summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

West Ham United striker Sakho opened the scoring in Polokwane with just 12 minutes on the clock to set the Lions of Teranga on the way to victory.

An own goal from Thamsanqa Mkhize made it 2-0 before the break and Senegal claimed the three points they needed to ensure they can't be caught at the top of their qualifying group.

Cheikhou Kouyate also played 86 minutes of the qualifier, and Senegal will now have the luxury of going into Tuesday's return fixture against the Bafana Bafana knowing their ticket to Russia has been booked.

Elsewhere, Chicharito won his 99th Mexico cap in El Tri's friendly 3-3 draw with Belgium.

The Hammers man played 51 minutes in Brussels, as goals from Andres Guardado and two from Hirving Lozano gave the visitors a share of the spoils.

Meanwhile, Joe Hart was an unused substitute as England drew 0-0 with Germany in their Wembley friendly.