Senegal World Cup 2022 squad
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Alfred Gomis, Seny Diang
Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly, Pape Abou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Fode Ballo Toure, Youssouf Sabaly, Ismail Jakobs, Formose Mendy
Midfielders: Pape Matar Sarr, Pape Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Moustapha Name, Loum Ndiaye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Krepin Diatta, Pathe Ciss
Forwards: Ismaila Sarr, Bamba Dieng, Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, Ilman Ndiaye, Nicolas Jackson
Who is their star man?
With Mane ruled out, another member of the squad such as Everton’s Idrissa Gueye to step up.
What are Senegal’s chances?
Dubbed the Lions of Teranga, Senegal’s World Cup team may well prove a dark horse.
They will navigate the tournament under the stewardship of Aliou Cissé, the team’s former captain who as a player led them to the Africa Cup of Nations final in 2002. After taking up managerial duties, his squad won the tournament this year and reached the final in 2019. A former defensive midfielder at Birmingham City and Portsmouth, he has coached Senegal for seven years now and seems to operate a well-oiled machine.