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Senegal XI against England: Pape Gueye dropped, Diatta and Ndiaye start in Round of 16 fixture

20:36 EAT 04/12/2022
Krepin Diatta Senegal.
The African champions will be eyeing a quarter-final berth when they take on the Three Lions at Al Bayt Stadium

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named his starting XI for the do-or-die Round of 16 World Cup clash against England at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday.

Despite conceding in all the Group A matches, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been retained to face the Three Lions while Sheffield United player Iliman Ndiaye has started ahead of Pape Gueye.

Below is how the Lions of Teranga will line up.

  • Edouard Mendy Senegal

    Edouard Mendy

    The 30-year-old Chelsea keeper conceded in all the three Group A matches but coach Cisse has once again trusted him with another opportunity to help the Lions of Teranga progress in the competition.

  • Youssouf Sabaly.

    Youssouf Sabaly

    The Real Betis right-back has been solid in his defensive role and he gets another chance to help the African side storm to victory.

  • Ismail Jakobs

    Ismail Jakobs

    The 23-year-old Jakobs, who plays for Ligue 1 club Monaco, has been solid for the Lions of Teranga in the last two matches and he has been handed another start, against Gareth Southgate’s men.

  • Kalidou Koulibaly

    Kalidou Koulibaly

    The 31-year-old Chelsea defender produced a great game to score against Ecuador and send the African champions into the Round of 16 and he has been handed another opportunity to parade his leadership qualities.

  • Abdou Diallo

    Abdou Diallo

    The 26-year-old Diallo, who turns out for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, on loan from Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, has formed a great partnership with Koulibaly and will keep his spot.

  • Pathe Ciss for Senegal against Ecuador.

    Pathe Ciss

    With Idrissa Gana Gueye not available after bookings, Ciss – who came on for Mendy in their encounter against Ecuador has been given the role to fill the void.

  • Nampalys Mendy

    Nampalys Mendy

    The 30-year-old Leicester City player was a key midfield figure for Senegal in the group games and will get another opportunity to shine against England.

  • Iliman Ndiaye

    Iliman Ndiaye

    The Sheffield United star has been handed a start ahead of Pape Gueye as the Lions of Teranga seek to make history in the global competition.

  • MF_Krepin Diatta

    Krepin Diatta

    The 23-year-old Monaco winger will have to be at his best to stop the marauding England attackers.

  •  Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr and Matthijs de Ligt.

    Ismaila Sarr

    The Watford winger scored from the penalty spot as Senegal defeated Ecuador in their final group game and he has been handed another chance to add to his tally of goals.

  • Boulaye Dia Senegal 2022.

    Boulaye Dia

    The 26-year-old Dia, who plays for Italian Serie A club Salernitana, on loan from La Liga club Villarreal, has been handed the starting role ahead of Famara Diedhiou.