After winning the Africa Cup of Nations this year, expectations are high in Senegal.
Here’s everything you need to know about Senegal…
Coach: Aliou Cisse. Captained the Senegal side at the 2002 World Cup that stunned holders France in the opening game and reached the quarter-finals. He’s been in charge since 2015.
Captain: Kalidou Koulibaly. The Chelsea defender is a rock at the back for his country.
Star player: Sadio Mane. One of the best forwards in world football and key to Senegal’s hopes.
One to watch: Pape Matar Sarr. Yet to make his mark at Tottenham but Senegal hope he will shine in Qatar.
World ranking: 18th
Best thing about them: Their attack, led by Mane, could be great fun to watch.
Worst thing about them: Mendy has lost his place at Chelsea and could be short on form and confidence.
Their prospects in three words: Eyeing the knockouts.
Fixtures (all times GMT)
November 21 vs Netherlands (4pm)
November 25 vs Qatar (1pm)
November 29 vs Ecuador (3pm)
Squad in full
Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng, Alfred Gomis, Edouard Mendy.
Defenders: Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abdou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs, Kalidou Koulibaly, Formose Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly.
Midfielders: Pathe Ciss, Krepin Diatta, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Nampalys Mendy, Moustapha Name, Pape Matar Sarr.
Forwards: Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, Bamba Dieng, Nicolas Jackson, Sadio Mane, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr.