Senegal's Mane out of 'first World Cup' video games

Senegal forward Sadio Mane will miss his crew’s “first video games” on the World Cup attributable to a leg damage, a Senegal soccer federation board member acknowledged Tuesday.

Abdoulaye Sow acknowledged Senegal ought to administer with out their best participant for the start of the match and “not whine an extreme quantity of.”

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“we ought to always rely on taking half in the essential video games with out Sadio and win with out Sadio as a end result of we have now 25 gamers utterly different than Sadio,” Sow acknowledged. “nobody would have needed it, however that is what’s occurred to us.”

Sow did not specify what quantity of video games Mane is anticipated to overlook, and there was no official phrase from Senegal or Bayern Munich.

Mane was injured every week in the past in a Bundesliga recreation between Bayern and Werder Bremen. He was substituted inside the twentieth minute of Bayern’s 6-1 win. Bayern acknowledged the two-time African participant of the yr has an damage to the pinnacle of the fibula bone in his decrease proper leg.

Most of Senegal’s squad arrived in Qatar for the World Cup on Sunday with out Mane. The crew’s first recreation in Qatar in opposition to the Netherlands is on Monday however Mane was nonetheless ready for extra checks by the Bayern medical crew.

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Senegal, the reigning African champions, performs hosts Qatar 4 days after they face Netherlands. Their ultimate recreation in Group A is in opposition to Ecuador on Nov. 29.

Mane was named in Senegal’s 26-man World Cup squad final week by coach Aliou Cisse, who acknowledged on the time that Senegal had been hopeful Mane would possibly nonetheless be ready for the start of the match.

however Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann had forged doubt Friday on Mane’s participation when he acknowledged the participant can be sidelined for at the very least one other 10 days even earlier than adjust to-up checks to get your hands on out the exact extent of the damage.

“it is apparent that Senegal would actually like him to play,” Nagelsmann acknowledged. “however when he is in ache, he can’t play. The medical issues are extra needed than the sporting ones. that is the case with us and in addition with everyone else.”

Senegal gained their first essential title on the African Cup in February, when Mane scored the worthwhile penalty in a shootout to beat Egypt inside the ultimate. Mane additionally bagged the worthwhile penalty in a playoff that sealed a spot for Senegal in Qatar.


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