FIFA World Cup 2022: The Squad of Senegal

Here’s a complete list of the team players, fixtures and other updates about the Senegal Squad in FIFA World Cup 2022.

The Senegal National Football team will be competing against Netherlands in their opening match in ‘Group A’ on 21 November 2022. However, the team has been placed in Group A with Qatar, Ecuador and Netherlands for the FIFA World Cup 2022. 

Team of Senegal

The Senegal National Football team is also known as “the Lions of Teranga” and is said to be operated by the Senegalese Football Federation. At present, the team is led by Aliou Cisse, who was appointed as the head coach of the team in March 2015. Since then, he has managed to secure back-to-back FIFA World Cup qualification for the team, further has also led the team towards winning the 2021 African Cup of Nations trophy. According to reports, the team made its debut in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1965. However, they successfully hosted the 1992 African Cup of Nations, and they made it to the quarterfinals that year. 


Moreover, the team managed to achieve their first AFCON at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, by defeating Egypt in the final. Furthermore, one of Africa’s most famous national football teams, Senegal, managed to reach the quarterfinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The team, however, successfully defended one of the world champions France, as well as beat Sweden in extra time in the round of 16.

As of now, the team will be competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup after immediately registering the 2021 African Cup of Nations trophy to their names. The team’s ultimate strength lies in the world class attackers and solid defenders, as well as the keepers. They are considered as a strong team and are more capable of surprising big teams and causing upsets on more than one occasion. Therefore, it will be very interesting to witness how far the winners of the African Cup of Nations can go in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Senegal’s “Group A” Fixtures for FIFA World Cup 2022:

  • 21 November- Senegal vs Netherlands.
  • 25 November- Senegal vs Qatar.
  • 29 November- Senegal vs Ecuador. 

Squad of Senegal

With assumptions and predictions circulating all around, team Senegal has come up with their incredible 26-man squad before the FIFA World Cup of 2022. Here’s a list comprising of their names and positions: 

Head Coach: Aliou Cissé.

Captain: Kalidou Koulibaly.

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), Alfred Gomis (Rennes), Seny Dieng (QPR).

Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), Pape Abou Cisse (Olympiacos), Fode Ballo-Toure (AC Milan), Ismail Jakobs (Monaco), DF: Formose Mendy (Amiens), Abdou Diallo (RB Leipzig) and Youssouf Sabaly (Real Betis).

Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Pathe Ciss (Rayo Vallecano), Cheikhou Kouyate (Nottingham Forest), Pape Gueye (Marseille), Krepin Diatta (Monaco), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City), Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham), Mamadou Loum (Reading) and Moustapha Name (Pafos).

Forwards: Boulaye Dia (Salernitana), Bamba Dieng (Marseille), Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor) and Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal).

Probable Top Picks for FIFA World Cup 2022: 

  • Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)- Goalkeeper.
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)- Defender.
  • Idrissa Gueye (Everton)- Midfielder.
  • Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City)- Midfielder.
  • Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United)- Forward.
  • Fode Ballo-Toure (AC Milan)- Defender. 
  • Youssouf Sabaly (Real Betis)- Defender. 
  • Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham)- Midfielder.
  • Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal)- Forward. 

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