Saido Mane In Senegal World Cup List, Despite Injury Scare

Sadio Mane has been included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar despite suffering an injury scare on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old forward was forced off in the first half of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen.

Senegal begin their Group A campaign against the Netherlands on 21 November.

“We are monitoring the situation and have sent one of our doctors to assess him,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said at a press conference in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday.

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“On Thursday, Sadio spent the whole day in Munich before travelling to Austria for further tests. The good news is that he does not need an operation.

“We want the situation to evolve in two-three weeks. I don’t want to rule him out.”

Former Liverpool player Mane is Senegal’s star player and talisman, having scored the winning penalty when the Teranga Lion became continental champions for the first time in February, defeating Egypt in a shoot-out in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

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Less than two months later, Mane repeated the feat, netting the decisive spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt – in a clash that again pitted him against then Liverpool team-mate Mohammed Salah – on penalties in a crunch game to qualify for Qatar.

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