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Sadio Mane included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup despite injury

Sadio Mane included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup despite injury, UncensoredGH.com

Bayern Munich forward, Sadio Mané has been included in Senegal’s squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar despite suffering an injury.

The Senegalese captain was taken off in the first half of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen after injuring his right fibula”.

Mane was earlier on ruled out of the World Cup by L’Equipe, however, Senegal head coach, Aliou Cisse during his squad announced named Sadio Mané as part of the squad.

Senegal begin their Group A campaign against the Netherlands on 21 November.

“We are monitoring the situation and we sent a doctor from the federation,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said at a press conference in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday.

“On Thursday, Sadio spent the whole day in Munich before travelling to Austria for further tests. The good news is that he does not need an operation.

“It is important to continue to monitor his injury and hope that in two or three weeks there is a change. We will give everything to have Sadio back.”

Senegal squad

Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng (Queens Park Rangers), Alfred Gomis (Rennes), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea).

Defenders: Fode Ballo-Toure (AC Milan), Pape Abdou Cisse (Olympiakos), Abdou Diallo (RB Leipzig), Ismail Jakobs (Monaco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), Formose Mendy (Amiens), Youssouf Sabaly (Real Betis).

Midfielders: Pathe Ciss (Rayo Vallecano), Krepin Diatta (Monaco), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton), Pape Gueye (Marseille), Cheikhou Kouyate (Nottingham Forest), Mamadou Loum Ndiaye (Reading), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City), Moustapha Name (Pafos), Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham Hotspur).

Forwards: Boulaye Dia (Salernitana), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor), Bamba Dieng (Marseille), Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal), Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich), Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford).

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