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Mane to miss Senegal’s opening World Cup game

The 2022 Ballon D’or runner limped off after 20 minutes during Bayern Munich’s 6-1 win against Werder Bremen last week.

David GOMBE

Senegal’s starman Sadio Mane will reportedly miss their opening game against Louis Van Gaal’s Holland on Monday.

The 2022 Ballon D’or runner limped off after 20 minutes during Bayern Munich’s 6-1 win against Werder Bremen last week.

Sky Sports have reported that they have been told by Senegal’s football federation that Mane is expected to miss their first games of the Qatar showpiece.

The African champions are in Group A alongside hosts Qatar, Ecuador and 1974, 1978 and 2010 runners up Holland.

It is uncertain whether the former Liverpool forward will be fit in time for their clash with tournament hosts Qatar on November 25 or Ecuador on November 29.

Senegal World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Seny Dieng, Alfred Gomis

Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Pape Abou Cisse, Ismail Jakobs, Fode Ballo Toure, Youssouf Sabaly, Formose Mendy

Midfielders: Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Pape Gueye, Moustapha Nam, Pathe Ciss, Pape Matar Sarr, Cheikhou Kouyate

Forwards: Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Krepin Diatta, Iliman Ndiaye, Boulaye Dia, Bamba Dieng, Nicolas Jackson, Famara Diedhiou.

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