England vs Senegal, World Cup 2022 last 16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel

Harry Kane - England vs Senegal, World Cup 2022 last-16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel - Marc Atkins/Getty Images
Harry Kane - England vs Senegal, World Cup 2022 last-16: Date, kick-off time and TV channel - Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Gareth Southgate's England have reached the knockouts of the 2022 Qatar World Cup following victory over Wales in their final group game.

That result meant they topped Group B, and set up a last-16 meeting with Group A runners-up Senegal.

Despite carrying a knock, Harry Kane remains confident he can challenge for the Golden Boot and will hope he can shake off any injury concerns ahead of Sunday's meeting with Senegal.

England captain Kane went for a scan on his foot after a heavy challenge from Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji in the Group B opener last week, and has since had strapping around his ankle.

But after being able to carry on playing against Iran, the 29-year-old started against USA and played for almost an hour in the win over Wales before Southgate made changes to rest legs.

“I've definitely played with worse stuff throughout my career,” said Kane to the BBC. “In the Iran game I could have easily played the full 90 minutes, I think the manager changed it for tactical reasons. I had a precautionary scan which is really common in our sport, came back pretty much all clear and I was good to go.

“I know the hype and the noise that can come around with injury. But to be honest the team isn’t just me, we have 26 players here who are all looking to achieve the same thing, to win the World Cup.”

Kane, who is within sight of Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record for England, is yet to score in Qatar, with his team’s nine goals coming from elsewhere and Marcus Rashford putting himself among the Golden Boot contenders after scoring three times.

After failing to score in the group stages of the Euros last year, Kane ended up with four goals in the knockout stages, with goals against Germany, Ukraine and Denmark as England made it to the final.

“I want to score in every game and the Euros was no different,” he added. “I wanted to score in the group games, it didn't come until the Round of 16 against Germany. This tournament is no different.”

When is England vs Senegal?

The England vs Senegal match is on Sunday December 4..

What time is kick-off?

The match will kick off at the Al Bayt Stadium at 7pm (GMT), 10pm local time.

What TV channel is it on?

ITV will be showing England's last-16 match on ITV 1 and ITV X. Telegraph Sport will also be running a live blog on the game – you can bookmark this page now and return on Sunday to follow along with our coverage.

How have Senegal fared so far?

Disaster struck for Senegal before the World Cup even started, with talismanic forward Sadio Mané ruled out of the tournament after picking up an injury while playing for Bayern Munich. But the Africa Cup of Nations champions managed to progress from the group stage regardless, winning two and losing one of their three games.

They were unlucky in their first match against the Netherlands, holding out for more than 80 minutes before two late goals clinched the win for the Dutch.

Senegal survived a scare in their second game against hosts Qatar. After taking a two-goal lead, the hosts threatened to cause a shock by pulling one back on 78 minutes. But Senegal replied six minutes later to put the game to bed.

Senegal were resilient in their final group game against Ecuador. They took the lead through an Ismaila Sarr penalty, but were pegged back by a Moises Caicedo goal. As they did against Qatar, Senegal replied quickly, with a clinical volley from Kalidou Koulibaly winning the match and securing their last-16 place.

How have England got on so far?

England's World Cup started in convincing fashion, with their 6-2 win over Iran gaining plenty of plaudits. A goalless draw followed against USA, putting the brakes on the English excitement levels somewhat.

Another 45 minutes passed against Wales with England unable to find the net before two quick-fire goals from Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden after the break turned the game in their favour.

Wales needed victory to keep their own World Cup dreams alive but Rashford scored his second and England were able to see the game out to book their spot in the knockout stages.

England vs Senegal results history

This will be the first time that England and Senegal have played each other.

What is Senegal’s World Cup record?

This is only Senegal’s third World Cup. At their debut tournament in 2002, they famously upset holders France on the way to the quarter-finals, where they were beaten by Turkey in extra-time.

In 2018, they failed to make it out of the group stage, finishing behind Colombia and Japan.

What is England's World Cup record?

England have won the World Cup just once, in 1966. Four years ago under Southgate, they reached the semi-finals in Russia where they lost to Croatia.