Senegal suffered a slow start to their World Campaign with a 2-0 defeat against the Netherlands in their opening match, but they guaranteed their place in the round of 16 with victories against Qatar and Ecuador.
It will be the team's first appearance in the round of 16 since the 2002 World Cup.
Senegal World Cup 2022 squad
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Alfred Gomis, Seny Diang
Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly, Pape Abou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Fode Ballo Toure, Youssouf Sabaly, Ismail Jakobs, Formose Mendy
Midfielders: Pape Matar Sarr, Pape Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Moustapha Name, Loum Ndiaye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Krepin Diatta, Pathe Ciss
Forwards: Ismaila Sarr, Bamba Dieng, Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, Ilman Ndiaye, Nicolas Jackson
Who is their star man?
With Mane ruled out, another member of the squad, such as Everton's Idrissa Gueye, will need to step up.
What are Senegal's chances?
Dubbed the Lions of Teranga, Senegal’s World Cup team went into this tournament as dark horses.
They are competing under the stewardship of Aliou Cissé, the team’s former captain who as a player led them to the Africa Cup of Nations final in 2002. After taking up managerial duties, his squad won the tournament this year and reached the final in 2019. A former defensive midfielder at Birmingham City and Portsmouth, he has coached Senegal for seven years now and seems to operate a well-oiled machine.
What are Senegal’s fixtures?
Senegal will play England in the last 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. The match will be played at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, December 4 and will kick off at 7pm.
What is Senegal’s World Cup record?
The African champions secured their place at the tournament with a 1-0 win over Egypt in the qualification play-offs in March.
Senegal advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2002 Fifa World Cup, making history for the continent, overcoming the defending world champions France and drawing with Uruguay, before losing to Turkey in the quarter-finals.
They won their first international trophy at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Argentina | Australia | Belgium | Brazil | Cameroon | Canada | Costa Rica | Croatia | Denmark | Ecuador | England | France | Germany | Ghana | Iran | Japan | Mexico | Morocco | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | South Korea | Spain | Switzerland | Tunisia | Uruguay | USA | Wales
Senegal are currently a best price of 150/1 to win the World Cup.