Senegal Squad

The World Cup 2018 is just weeks away and therefore, the 32 participating World Cup countries must submit their teams before the 4th of June deadline. However, many countries are already announcing their final 23-man squads and Senegal is one of them.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse announced his squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last week, and there were some surprise exclusions. Check out who will be playing below.

Player Position
Abdoulaye Diallo Goalkeeper
Alfred Gomis Goalkeeper
Khadim Ndiaye Goalkeeper
Lamine Gassama Defender
Saliou Ciss Defender
Kalidou Koulibaly Defender
Kara Mbodii Defender
Youssouf Sabaly Defender
Salif Sane Defender
Moussa Wague Defender
Idrissa Gueye Midfielder
Cheikhou Kouyate Midfielder
Alfred Ndiaye Midfielder
Badou Ndiaye Midfielder
Cheikh Ndoye Midfielder
Ismaila Sarr Midfielder
Keita Balde Forward
Mame Biram Diouf Forward
Moussa Konate Forward
Sadio Mane Forward
Mbaye Niang Forward
Diafra Sakho Forward
Moussa Sow Forward

Senegal World Cup Squad 2018: Players to Watch

In this squad, the players to watch are sure to be Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. All three have performed excellently for their clubs this season and for Senegal to have a chance of advancing out of the group stages, they’ll have to do the same in Russia.

Much to some fans’ surprise, Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare, Everton striker Oumar Niasse and Cardiff City star Armand Traore were snubbed.