England vs Senegal Match Details
Match: England vs Senegal, 52nd match | Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Date: 5th December 2022
Time: 1.00 AM (GMT+6), 12.30 AM (GMT+5.5)
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
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FIFA ranking: England(5) – (18)Senegal
England vs Senegal will face each other in round of 16 matches in World Cup football popularly known as The Greatest Show on Earth.
Britain will try to support their expectations of getting the world cup when they clash with Senegal at the Al Bayt Arena in Al Khor on Monday night.
Britain and Senegal are facing each other for the first time.
Nonetheless, the Uk’s expectations were helped in earnest as the Three Lions thundered to a 6-2 triumph in their initial gathering game against Iran.
In the World Cup qualifying round England got 8 wins out of their 10 matches and 2 matches were drawn. They haven’t tasted defeat in the qualifier round and secured 26 points.On the other hand, Senegal got six wins out of their eleven matches, two losses and 1 draw.
England is 5th in the world rankings, whereas Senegal is 18th in the standings. Both of them secured the top position in their group in the qualifying round. The Uk team was the top team of group UEFA ‘I’.
The UK team, 1966 World Cup Champion, is desperate to do well in this world cup. They tried their best in the previous tournaments to clinch the trophy. But eventually failed. In the 2018 World Cup, UK lost to Croatia in the Semi-finals and 2020with that their long-awaited dream was broken. In 2020 Euro UK, once again went home empty handed. Though went very close to the trophy. In the final the England team lost to Italy in the tiebreaker.
England made a good start in the world cup. Iran’s defense was destroyed by the England team. They won the match with six goals. The UK team showed their capability in the match against wales. The wales lost the game with three goals.
Senegal made a good impression as well. Host Qatar and Ecuador were defeated by the Senegal team by 1-3,1-2 goals respectively.
England vs Senegal Key Points
The British team have become one of the top choices to win the World Cup after their heavenly 6-2 triumph against Iran and ought to have the option to top their group. The Three Lions need one more triumph to guarantee themselves a spot in the next stage and should be at their best again.
The UK team, 1966 World Cup Champion, is desperate to do well in this world cup. They tried their best in the previous tournaments to clinch the trophy. But eventually failed. In the 2018 World Cup, UK lost to Croatia in the Semi-finals and with that their long-awaited dream was broken. In 2020 Euro The English team, once again went home empty handed. Though went very close to the trophy. In the final the UK team lost to Italy in the tiebreaker.
England vs Senegal Head-to-Head
England vs Senegal have never met until now. This would be the first match.
Manchester City and England right-back Kyle Walker may play in this match. But Kyle has already admitted that after recovering from the groin surgery, he didn’t get enough time to be prepared. James Maddison also missed training to avoid injury problems.
Senegal’s key player Sadia Mane has been left out of the team due to injury and the team can feel her absence. Dia scored against Qatar in his absence. The whole Senegal will be looking at him in this match as well. Senegal’s winning of these matches depends on his success.
England vs Senegal Squad
Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Conor Coady, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben White.
Midfielders: Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, James Maddison, Conor Gallagher.
Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Callum Wilson.
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Seny Diang, Alfred Gomis.
Defenders: Abdou Diallo,Pape Abou Cisse,Youssouf Sabaly,Fode Ballo Toure, Formose Mendy, Ismail Jakobs, Kalidou Koulibaly,
Midfielders: Moustapha Name, Nampalys Mendy,Pape Gueye, Pape Matar Sarr, Idrissa Gana Gueye,Cheikhou Kouyate, Krepin Diatta, Loum Ndiaye,Pathe Ciss.
Forwards: Boulaye Dia, Bamba Dieng, Ismaila Sarr, Ilman Ndiaye, Nicolas Jackson, Famara Diedhiou.
England vs Senegal Prediction
Scorecard: England 2-0 Senegal
England has won nine matches, lost five and drawn six matches out of twenty matches in all competitions. UK has won two matches so far in this world cup.
Senegal, on the other hand, have won six matches,drawn one and lost two in their last nine matches in all competitions. Considering the statistics, it may seem that England is clearly ahead. But Senegal is not a weak team. In their day they can change the equation.