Qatar v Senegal – BBC Sport

Qatar v Senegal – BBC Sport

Senegal striker Ismaila Sarr is about to make his fiftieth match towards Qatar
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Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb could possibly be substituted after a troublesome match towards Ecuador.

His possible vice-captain could be Meshaal Barsham, the youthful brother of reigning world champion and Olympic excessive soar champion Mutaz Essa Barshim.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse says he’ll hold religion along with his goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, who has confronted criticism following a 0-2 loss to the Netherlands.

“Edouard’s high quality speaks for itself,” says Cisse.

“I do not suppose anybody is doubting him, typically he has excessive scores, typically he has low scores, he has my full belief… he’ll come out.”

Villarreal striker Nicolas Jackson may begin within the beginning line-up, whereas Watford’s Ismaila Sarr is ready to make his fiftieth recreation.

Hopeless hosts - Qatar becomes first host country in World Cup history to lose their own tournament opener


  • Qatar did not get a shot on the right track in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Ecuador.
  • The Maroons are winless of their earlier three encounters with African opponents at dwelling, shedding twice to Algeria and drawing Egypt.
  • Felix Sanchez is the seventh Spaniard to educate a rustic aside from Spain on the World Cup. The one individual to succeed in the knockout phases was Roberto Martinez with Belgium in 2018.
  • Senegal’s solely clear sheet in 9 World Cup matches was a shock 1-0 win over defending champions France in 2002. It was additionally their first World Cup match.

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