Senegal astonished world football for the first time back in 2002. Japan-Korea World Cup was their inaugural appearance in the global competition of sports and they wrote history by knocking the then-defending champion France out of the world cup.
After getting freedom from France in 1960, they rose from a struggling football-playing nation to a new face of Africa. Senegal placed in Group A in the Qatar world cup. The world cup is going to be hosted by another Asian nation and Senegal is having a great time again. Let’s see the current squad and other facts about this West African country.
Senegal Team Information:
- Association: Senegalese Football Association
- Captain: Kalidou Koulibaly
- Top Scorer: Sadio Mane (33 goals)
- Most Capped Player: Henri Camara (99 caps)
- FIFA code: Sen
- Nickname: Lions of Teranga
- Current FIFA ranking: 18
- Best FIFA ranking: 18
- Lowest FIFA ranking: 99
Senegal Fifa World Cup 2022 Coach and Players:
Coach: Aliou Cisse
- Goalkeeper: E. Mendy, Gomis, Dieng
- Defender: Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss, Torre, Cisse, Sabaly, Seck, Diankou
- Midfielder: Gueye, Mendy, Kouyate, Pape Matar Sarr, Pape Gueye, Name, Iliman, Loum
- Attacker: Mane, Sarr, Dia, Diedhiou, Keita, Diallo, Seck.
This is the 3rd time Senegal reached the main stage of the World Cup. In 2002, they reached the quarter-final which is jointly the best record for any African nation in the biggest event of world football. They were eliminated from the group round in 2018.
Senegal takes part in the African Cup of Nations 16 times. Their first endeavour was in 1965. They stood runners up two times. In 2002 & 2019. They had the last laugh in 2021 when they won the continental trophy for the first time.
Group A opponents:
Senegal Fifa World Cup 2022 Fixtures:
- November 21: Senegal vs Netherlands, Time: 10.00 pm
- November 25: Qatar vs Senegal, Time: 7.00 pm
- November 29: Senegal vs Ecuador, Time: 9.00 pm