England challenge Senegal this Sunday from 7:00 p.m. GMT at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Another shock for the African country on the verge of the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The Teranga Lions face the Three Lions without their central midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye. The Everton star is suspended due to multiple yellow cards. This explains the tenure of Leicester player Nampalys Mendy.
Opposite, England showed an admirable performance throughout the group stage. The English have scored 9 goals in total, without conceding a single one during the 2 behind appearances. Senegal will likely come with a defensive style of play with the idea of using their counter-attacking pace to hurt.
An interesting battle is announced between Gareth Southgate and Aliou Cissé in this match of the eighth, Here is the starting eleven of each:
England: J. Pickford, K. Walker, H. Maguire, L. Shaw, J. Stones, J. Henderson, D. Rice, J. Bellingham, P. Foden, B. Saka, H. Kane.
Ready for the Round of 16! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Mv4DoEsBO6
—England (@England) December 4, 2022
Senegal: E. Mendy, A. Diallo, I. Jakobs, K. Koulibaly, Y. Sabaly, N. Mendy, I. Ndiaye, P. Ciss, K. Diatta, I. Sarr, B. Dia.
— FSF (@Fsfofficielle) December 4, 2022