Often considered the best chance for the African continent in Qatar, Senegal approach the 2022 World Cup with a certain responsibility on their shoulders. Team, calendar and form, here is everything you need to know about the Teranga Lions.
Senegal’s squad for the 2022 World Cup
By officially renouncing Sadio Mané, hit in the fibula a few days earlier with Bayern Munich, three days before the start of the tournament, Senegal lost very big and gave up on their best player. With Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly or even Gana Gueye, the Lions obviously still have resources and a good squad.
Right-back Bouna Sarr, undergoing surgery, and winger Keita Baldé, suspended for a doping control violation, have also withdrawn from the competition, while left-back Ismail Jakobs is ineligible pending FIFA’s possible validation of his decision. change of sports nationality during the competition.
Guardians: Seny Dieng (Queens Park Rangers), Alfred Gomis (Rennes), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea).
Defenders: Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiakos), Abdou Diallo (Leipzig), Ismail Jakobs (Monaco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), Formose Mendy (Amiens), Youssouf Sabaly (Betis Sevilla), Fodé Ballo Touré (AC Milan), Moussa Ndiaye (Anderlecht ).
Environments : Pathé Ciss (Rayo Vallecano), Krépin Diatta (Monaco), Gana Gueye (Everton), Pape Gueye (Marseille), Cheikhou Kouyaté (Nottingham Forest), Mamadou Loum (Reading FC), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City), Moustapha Name (Paphos FC), Pope Matar Sarr (Tottenham).
Forwards: Boulaye Dia (Salernitana), Bamba Dieng (Marseille), Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal CF), Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford FC), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor).
Senegal schedule (Group A)
- Monday November 21, 5 p.m., Senegal – Netherlands (1st day)
- Friday November 25, 2 p.m., Qatar – Senegal (Day 2)
- Tuesday November 29, 4 p.m., Ecuador – Senegal (3rd day)
The shape of Senegal
Winner of the last CAN then Egypt’s faller in the play-offs, Senegal displays impressive solidity in 2022 and has only lost one match, the first leg against the Pharaohs (0-1). The two friendly matches played in September against teams from other continents turned out to be rather positive, with a clear victory against Bolivia (2-0) followed by a draw against Iran (1-1).
Information to know about Senegal
Thanks to their coronation in Cameroon last February, the Lions got their hands on the first African Cup of Nations in their history and thus won the first major trophy in the history of the country. A coronation that was able to break down a mental barrier and free the band to Aliou Cissé.
Senegal’s chances at the 2022 World Cup
Behind the Netherlands, Senegal are considered against Group B underdogs ahead of Ecuador and hosts Qatar. Eliminated in the fair play ranking by Japan in the group stage of the previous edition, the Lions had disappointed and a new scenario of the same kind would serve as a bitter failure when an entire continent imagines them crossing the first round.