Sadio Mane injured, will he miss the World Cup?


Sadio Mane of Bayern Muenchen injured during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena on November 08, 2022 in Munich, Germany. 

Bayern Munich’s 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen to
move four points clear atop the Bundesliga was overshadowed by an injury to
Sadio Mane.

Leroy Sane had to replace Mane after he went down
with a knee injury after 15 minutes and needed treatment.

It happens just 13 days before Mane’s Senegal face
the Netherlands in Qatar in their opening 2022 World Cup match.

Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry’s hat-trick helped Bayern
win easily.

Mane, a former Liverpool player, walked straight
down the tunnel after being replaced to receive additional care.

Mane, a two-time African Footballer of the Year, is
essential for African champions Senegal, who take on the Dutch on November 21
in their opening Group A match before facing Qatar the hosts, then Ecuador.

Senegal was able to win their first Africa Cup of
Nations championship earlier this year thanks to Mane’s penalty in the shootout
victory over Egypt.

It detracted from Bayern’s commanding victory, which
guaranteed that they would end this midweek round of games atop the Bundesliga.

On the fifth minute, Jamal Musiala gave Bayern the
lead, but Bremen quickly equalised through
a skillful passing move that set up Anthony Jung on the left side of the box
for a shot past Manuel Neuer.

With two goals from Gnabry and one from Leon
Goretzka, Bayern scored three goals in the span of eight minutes to lead 4-1
after 30 minutes.

Had goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka not saved Eric-Maxim
Choupo-penalty, Moting’s it might have been worse for the visitors.

After Gnabry’s third goal on 82 minutes, Bayern
slowed down until the final stages, when Mathys Tel, a French teenager, added gloss to the

When they take on RB Leipzig on Wednesday,
second-placed Freiburg will have the opportunity to close the gap on Bayern
back down to one point.

But what about Mane?

Will he miss the world cup?

Mane ruled out of the World Cup

Sadio Mane has been officially ruled out of the
World Cup, he represents perhaps the biggest casualty to have occurred so far.

Mane, who placed second in the Ballon d’Or race this
year, was forced to leave Bayern Munich’s most recent Bundesliga match against
Werder Bremen due to an injury.

L’Equipe has today confirmed that Mane will play the
entire tournament, contrary to initial expectations that
he would be healthy for Qatar.

Senegal will suffer a severe setback as a result of
Mane’s absence. With a strong team, Senegal would have been quietly confident
of competing for a championship.


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