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Senegal’s Mane out of ‘first World Cup’ video games

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Senegal ahead Sadio Mane will miss his workforce’s “first video games” on the World Cup due to a leg damage, a Senegal soccer federation board member stated Tuesday.

Abdoulaye Sow stated Senegal should cope with out their greatest participant for the beginning of the event and “not whine an excessive amount of.”

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“We should depend on enjoying the primary video games with out Sadio and win with out Sadio as a result of we now have 25 gamers aside from Sadio,” Sow stated. “Nobody would have needed it, however that is what’s occurred to us.”

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

Mane was injured per week in the past in a Bundesliga sport between Bayern and Werder Bremen. He was substituted within the twentieth minute of Bayern’s 6-1 win. Bayern stated the two-time African participant of the yr has an damage to the top 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 workforce’s first sport in Qatar in opposition to the Netherlands is on Monday however Mane was nonetheless ready for extra exams by the Bayern medical workforce.

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Senegal, the reigning African champions, performs hosts Qatar 4 days after they face Netherlands. Their ultimate sport 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 stated on the time that Senegal had been hopeful Mane may nonetheless be prepared for the beginning of the event.

However Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann had solid doubt Friday on Mane’s participation when he stated the participant can be sidelined for no less than one other 10 days even earlier than follow-up exams to find out the exact extent of the damage.

“It is apparent that Senegal would really like him to play,” Nagelsmann stated. “But when he is in ache, he cannot play. The medical issues are extra vital than the sporting ones. That is the case with us and in addition with everybody else.”

Senegal received their first main title on the African Cup in February, when Mane scored the successful penalty in a shootout to beat Egypt within the ultimate. Mane additionally bagged the successful penalty in a playoff that sealed a spot for Senegal in Qatar.

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