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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)

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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!

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