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World Cup Senegal Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Senegal Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Senegal are back at the World Cup for the first time since 16 years and their big success on World Cup 2002. They beat defending champions France on the way to the quarter-finals and on this tournament they have again very good team. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

The west African nation are highly motivated for the World Cup 2018 and all expect from Liverpool's star Sadio Mane to be a key player. They have plenty of talented players and they will do their best to reach Round of 16 in Russia. Their qualification campaign was a successful one. They finished top of Africa's Group D unbeaten and have conceded just three goals in qualifications. They are laced in Group H, which is one of the only groups that could see any of the four teams finish in the top two.

FIFA Ranking: 27

Senegal World Cup 2018

Senegal Coach

ALIOU CISSÉ - He was captain of the Senegal on their only appearance on World Cup 16 years ago

Senegal Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (SPAL), Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya)

DEFENDERS:
Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Kara Mbodii (Anderlecht), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Salif Sane (Hannover), Moussa Wague (Eupen)

MIDFIELDERS:
Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United), Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Badou Ndiaye (Stoke City), Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes)

FORWARDS:
Keita Balde (Monaco), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Mbaye Niang (Torino), Diafra Sakho (Rennes), Moussa Sow (Bursaspor)

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Senegal Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Senegal
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)5-4-1
GOALS SCORED14
SHOTS ON TARGET/
SHOTS OFF TARGET/
GOALS CONCEDED4
TOTAL GOALS18
OVER 1.5 GOALS7
OVER 2.5 GOALS3
OVER 3.5 GOALS1
UNDER 1.5 GOALS3
UNDER 2.5 GOALS7
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE3
CLEAN SHEETS7
CORNERS/
FOULS/
YELLOWS/
REDS/
OFFSIDES/

Senegal World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 1
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Quarter-finals on World Cup 2002
Last World Cup: 2002

Senegal World Cup 2018 Matches

June 19 - Senegal vs. Poland
June 24 - Senegal vs. Japan
June 28 - Senegal vs. Colombia

Senegal Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Their main objective on this tournament will be to pick up 6 points before an important game with Colombia in Round 3. But, it will not be an easy job because all four teams have an equal chances to go through. So their most important match will be opener against Poland and they will play strong and aggressive. It will be a hard game for both teams and we expect lots of fouls and yellows. Both teams will be highly motivated to win and we will enjoy in a true football battle. Maybe the most chances to pick up all three points Senegal will have in match against Japan, but they have to play well organised and disciplined football.

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