Senegal is one of the most favorite teams in the world cup. Its participation in the prestigious competition has always made surprise. Back in 2002, the team managed to draw global attention.
Senegal had to defeat France in the round of 16 of the 2002 World Cup. Despite defeating Egypt’s Mohamed Salah in the last World Cup, they did not return until 2018.
Can they repeat their triumph from 2002? Or can they make it better? Let’s see the squad
Senegal 2022 World Cup Squad (Final Roster)
Senegal team announced their Final 26-man World Cup squad on Friday, November 11. Which is 3 days ahead of the FIFA-imposed deadline.
Here’s the final 26-Man for FIFA World Cup 2022:
|Goalkeeper||Edouard Mendy||Chelsea (ENG)||30||25|
|Goalkeeper||Alfred Gomis||Rennes (FRA)||29||14|
|Goalkeeper||Seny Dieng||Queens Park Rangers (ENG)||27||3|
|Defender||Kalidou Koulibaly||Chelsea (ENG)||31||63|
|Defender||Pape Abou Cisse||Olympiacos (GRE)||27||12|
|Defender||Abdou Diallo||RB Leipzig (GER)||26||18|
|Defender||Fode Ballo-Toure||AC Milan (ITA)||25||14|
|Defender||Formose Mendy||Amiens (FRA)||21||2|
|Defender||Ismail Jakobs||Monaco (FRA)||23||1|
|Defender||Youssouf Sabaly||Real Betis (SPA)||29||24|
|Midfielder||Idrissa Gueye||Everton (ENG)||33||95|
|Midfielder||Cheikhou Kouyate||Nottingham Forest (ENG)||32||82|
|Midfielder||Nampalys Mendy||Leicester City (ENG)||30||18|
|Midfielder||Pape Gueye||Marseille (FRA)||23||11|
|Midfielder||Pape Matar Sarr||Tottenham (ENG)||20||8|
|Midfielder||Mamadou Loum||Reading (ENG)||25||3|
|Midfielder||Moustapha Name||Pafos (CYP)||27||6|
|Midfielder||Pathe Ciss||Rayo Vallecano (SPA)||28||0|
|Forward||Sadio Mane||Bayern Munich (GER)||30||92|
|Forward||Ismalia Sarr||Watford (ENG)||24||47|
|Forward||Boulaye Dia||Salernitana (ITA)||25||18|
|Forward||Bamba Dieng||Marseille (FRA)||22||12|
|Forward||Iliman Ndiaye||Sheffield United (ENG)||27||14|
|Forward||Famara Diedhou||Alanyaspor (TUR)||29||24|
|Forward||Krepin Diatta||Monaco (FRA)||23||25|
|Forward||Nicolas Jackson||Villarreal (SPA)||21||22|
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Senegal Team Preview
Senegal might field the greatest African squad in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Its players are on par with the greatest from South America, Europe, and Asia.
Despite the presence of strong players from nations such as England, Germany, and Italy, no one knows who will win the Africa Cup of Nations.
Aliou Cisse has spent the previous seven years assembling a fantastic Senegalese team. Qatar must maintain a safe distance from these individuals.
Sadio Mane, a well-known Senegalese footballer, will accompany Aliou Cisse at the World Cup. If they are fit, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly will play for Chelsea.
Senegal’s deputy captain is Everton’s Idrissa Gueye. Cheikhou Kouyate has appeared in 82 Nottingham Forest games so far. He is the team’s newcomer.
Our Prediction about Senegal at FIFA World Cup 2022
Many individuals believe Senegal should be included. Senegal is not part of the “Group of Death,” which also includes the Netherlands, Qatar, and Ecuador (who missed 2018).
If they advance, the team that finished second in Group B will face Senegal. It may be the United States, the United Kingdom, or Iran (assuming England top the table). Australia, Denmark, or Tunisia, who finished second in Group D, or the winner of Group C, most likely Argentina, will go to the next round (again, assuming France top their table).
If Senegal advances to the playoffs, Cisse will face teams like Brazil and France, both of which are well-known and have the potential to win the World Cup.
If Senegal finished second in Group A, they would face England, who finished first in Group B. They will have no option but to play France in the quarterfinals, so there will be no space for error.
Cisse’s 4-3-3 formation worked effectively for his team. He should have access to pace, drive, and accurate passing with Pape Matar Sarr, Idrissa Gueye, and Cheikhou Kouyate in the middle.
Even with Sadio Mane and Ismaila Sarr on each side of him, Boulaye Dia is expected to spearhead the assault. Edouard Mendy will be guarded by Kalidou Koulibaly and Abdou Diallo, while Bouna Sarr and Fode Ballo-Toure will play fullback.
When is Senegal World Cup squad announced?
Because Qatar has extremely hot summers, the 2022 World Cup will be held in November and December.
The World Cup is Europe’s last competition of the season. It’s smack in the middle this time. The teams of the participating countries must be made public before October 20.
How many players will be in Senegal’s World Cup squad?
Managers from nations affected by the COVID-19 infection may only send 26 players to the European Championship last year due to the virus. However, they may invite 28 players to the Copa America this summer.
Qatar has increased the number of players that may compete in the World Cup from 23 to 26. So, it is not surprising that we will likely see more players in this fantastic team.
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Senegal fans, watchers, and bystanders will see them in action again in the 2022 World Cup. It is exciting to see what will happen. buckle up and reserve your watching options now.