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Sadio Mane finally named in Senegal squad for World Cup; see full squad



Sadio Mane has been named in Senegal’s squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup despite suffering an injury playing for Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old suffered the injury in Bayern’s 6-1 win against Werder Bremen and will miss this weekend’s clash against Schalke 04.

Coach Aliou Cisse is confident Mane will recover in time to play at the tournament.

He said Senegal had sent the Senegalese federation’s doctor to examine Mane on Thursday and had been told he would not require surgery.

“That’s very good news and we now have the chance to try and get him fit for the tournament. We now have two weeks to observe and see how the injury reacts to treatment,” Cisse said.

“I prefer to keep him in the squad because he is such an important part of us.”

Ismail Jakobs of Monaco, Nicolas Jackson of Villarreal, and Ilimane Ndiaye of Sheffield United all received their first invites after the team’s World Cup qualifying was confirmed in March. Cisse mostly stuck with the team that won the Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Senegal 2022 World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng (Queens Park Rangers), Alfred Gomis (Stade Rennes), Eduoard Mendy (Chelsea)

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

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

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