The failures of powerhouse Italy and Netherlands in the qualifying stage led other teams to fit in the world cup finals. In this list, we can say that Senegal got the chance to get the ticket first. So it’s time to know the team profile of Senegal.
WORLD CUP HISTORY:
Senegal’s first appearance in the world cup was happened to be in 2002 where they upset France 1-0 in the opening game. In this edition of the FIFA World cup, Senegal is the Group D winners of qualifying stage without losing any game which led them to five points clear finish.
Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Stade Rennes), Alfred Gomis (SPAL), Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya)
Defenders: Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Kara Mbodii (Anderlecht), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Salif Sane (Hannover 98), Moussa Wague (Eupen)
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United), Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Badou Ndiaye (Stoke City), Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City), Ismaila Sarr (Stade Rennes)
Forwards: Keita Balde (Monaco), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Mbaye Niang (Torino), Diafra Sakho (Stade Rennes), Moussa Sow (Bursaspor)
COACH: Aliou Cisse
PROBABLE PLAYING XI: (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper: Khadim N’Diaye
Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly, Salif Sane, Youssouf Sabaly, Lamine Gassama
Midfielders: Cheihkou Kouyate, Idrissa Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye
Forwards: Mbaye Niang, Sadio Mane, Diafra Sakho
KEY PLAYER: Sadio Mane – The influential Liverpool forward is the first name on the team sheet for Senegal.
INTERESTING TIDBIT: Senegal’s 23-man squad at the 2002 World Cup comprised of 21 players plying their trade in France.
GROUP H- TV SCHEDULE
Tuesday, June 19
Colombia vs. Japan, 5:30 P.M. (Sony six)
Poland vs. Senegal, 8:30 PM (Sony six)
Sunday, June 24
Japan vs. Senegal, 8:30 P.M (Sony six)
Poland vs. Colombia, 11:30 P.M (Sony six)
Thursday, June 28
Japan vs. Poland, 7:30 P.M (Sony six)
Colombia vs. Senegal, 7:30 P.M (Sony six)
PROBABILITY OF WINNING THE WORLD CUP: