Register Login Scores

World Cup 2018

Senegal Announce World Cup Squad

After knocking South Africa out in the qualifiers, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and there were some surprise exclusions.

Click through the gallery above to see seven players who were snubbed for Senegal's World Cup squad.

The Lions of Teranga were drawn alongside Poland, Japan and Colombia in Group H, and have an excellent opportunity to reach the knockout stage of the competition should all go well.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Everton's Idrissa Gueye and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly are some of the big guns Cisse has called up to his squad, while Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare, striker Oumar Niasse and Cardiff City star Armand Traore were snubbed.

Cisse's team will prepare for the World Cup with two friendlies, the first against Luxembourg on 31 May and the second against Croatia on 8 June.

Senegal's 2018 World Cup squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France), Alfred Gomis (SPAL, Italy), Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya, Guinea)

Defenders: Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Kara Mbodii (Anderlecht, Belgium), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France), Salif Sane (Hannover, Germany), Moussa Wague (Eupen, Belgium)

Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye (Everton, England), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United, England), Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Badou Ndiaye (Stoke City, England), Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City, England), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France)

Forwards: Keita Balde (Monaco, France), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City, England), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Mbaye Niang (Torino, Italy), Diafra Sakho (Rennes, France), Moussa Sow (Bursaspor, Turkey)

France Announce World Cup Squad

Click through the gallery above to see seven stars who were snubbed for Senegal's Russia 2018 squad, and let us know, in the comments section below, which players you would have selected in your team!

Two Internationals Lead Chiefs Coach Race

12 Stars Snubbed For Brazil's World Cup Squad

Argentina Announce Provisional World Cup Squad, Snub 7 Stars

3 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

68 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

39 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

29 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

162 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

8 Soldiers Left Behind As Chiefs Prepare For War

112 Jun 17, 2021 04:38 PM in Soccer 6

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

68 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Ramos Names Two Clubs He Won't Join After Real Exit

11 Jun 18, 2021 09:26 AM in LaLiga

Secret Agent Comments On Chiefs Overhaul

33 Jun 17, 2021 02:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Buchanan Finds New Club

36 Jun 14, 2021 12:52 PM in PSL

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

1 Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza