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FIFA World Cup (3 Days to go) : Team Profile – SENEGAL

Senegal booked their return to the FIFA World Cup after a 16-year absence, topping Africa Group D, to head to their second edition of the tournament.

FIFA Ranking: 27

Continent: Africa

READ ALSO: FIFA World Cup : Team Profile – POLAND

World Cup History:

Qualifying Campaigns: 12

First stage appearances: 1

Semi final appearances: 0

Finals: 0

Titles: 0

First World Cup: 2002

Last World Cup: 2002

Best outing: Quarter-finals (2002)

Key Player: SADIO MANÉ

One of the leading players in the continent, Mane became the most expensive African player in history when he moved to Liverpool for £34 million in 2016. His strength, speed and skill make him a major asset to Senegal.

MATCHES

June 19: POLAND vs SENEGAL

June 24: JAPAN vs SENEGAL

June 28:  SENEGAL vs COLOMBIA

WORLD CUP SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya AC), Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (Torino)

Defenders: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Moussa Wague (Eupen), Saliou Ciss (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest), Salif Sane (Hannover 96)

Midfielders: Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke), Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Cheikh N’Doye (Birmingham)

Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Diao Balde Keita (Monaco), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Diafra Sakho (Rennes), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke), Mbaye Niang (AC Milan).

NEXT PROFILE (Tomorrow): COLOMBIA

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