Senegal announce squad for Egypt World Cup playoff

Ahram Online , Friday 18 Mar 2022

Senegal national football team coach Aliou Cissé announced squad to take part in the World Cup playoffs against Egypt that is scheduled for 25 March in Egypt and 29 March in Dakar.

File photo: Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah (R) fights for the ball with Senegal s midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate (L) and Senegal s defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 final football match between Senegal and Egypt at Stade d Olembe in Yaounde on February 6, 2022. AFP

The Lions of Teranga defeated the Pharaohs on penalties in the final of the 2021 African Cup of Nations in January.

The double header in the third and final phase of the World Cup qualifiers will be played on 25 March in Cairo and 29 March in Dakar, with the winner securing a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Egyptian authorities are allowing 60,000 people to attend the game in Cairo International Stadium.

Senegal squad:

Goalkeepers: Eduard Mendy, Alioune Badara Faty, Bingourou Kamara

Defenders: Bouna Sarr, Saliou Ciss, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pape Abou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Youssouf Sabaly, Abdoulaye Seck, Fode Ballo Toure,

Midfielders: Pape Matar Sarr, Pape Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Moustapha Name, M. Loum Ndiaye, Cheikhou Kouyate

Strikers: Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Bamba Dieng, Keita Balde, Habib Diallo, Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, Mame Baba Thiam

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