The FIFA World Cup 2022 is on the horizon with just over a month remaining. It’s time to take a deep look into the Senegal Potential Squad for World Cup 2022.
Senegal surprised the world in their first World Cup appearance in 2002. They beat France to qualify for the knockout stages ahead of them. They also reached the last 8 by defeating Sweden.
The Lions of Teranga had not qualified since 2018. Sadio Mane and co. narrowly missed getting out of the group stage four years ago. The African champions have dashed the hopes of Mohamed Salah and Egypt to reach the World Cup this term and will hope to make a deep run in Qatar.
Senegal will play their World Cup opener against the Netherlands on 21st November before facing Qatar and Ecuador in Group A. Aliou Cisse will call a 26-man squad for the World Cup 2022. But who will travel to Qatar alongside Sadio Mane?
Senegal Potential Squad
- Edouard Mendy – Chelsea
- Seny Dieng – Queens Park Rangers
- Alfred Gomis – Rennes
- Bingourou Kamara – Montpellier
- Noah Fadiga – Brest
- Formose Mendy – Amiens
- Kalidou Koulibaly – Chelsea
- Papa Abou Cisse – Olympiacos
- Abdou Diallo – RB Leipzig
- Fode Ballo-Toure – AC Milan
- Ismail Jakobs – AS Monaco
- Moussa Niakhate – Nottingham Forest
- Youssouf Sabaly – Real Betis
- Abdoulaye Seck – Maccabi Haifa
- Ibrahima Mbaye – CFR Cluj
- Joseph Lopy – Sochaux
- Papa Gueye – Marseille
- Pape Matar Sarr – Tottenham Hotspur
- Idrissa Gueye – Everton
- Nampalys Mendy – Leicester City
- Cheikhou Kouyate – Nottingham Forest
- Pathe Ciss – Rayo Vallecano
- Krepin Diatta – Monaco
- Mamadou Loum – Reading
- Boulaye Dia – Salernitana
- Sadio Mane – Bayern Munich
- Ismalia Sarr – Watford
- Bamba Dieng – Marseille
- Elliman Ndiaye – Sheffield United
- Nicolas Jackson – Villarreal
- Demba Seck – Torino
- Habib Diallo – Strasbourg
5 Best Senegal Players in World Cup 2022
Here we look into the top 5 Senegalese players in the Senegal Potential Squad who could make a huge impact in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
#1 Sadio Mane
The Senegal talisman Sadio Mane is the obvious pick on our list. The former Liverpool star, currently on a permanent transfer at Bayern Munich, is one of the finest playmakers and goal-scorers in the world.
The 30-year-old has scored 5 goals in 10 matches in the Bundesliga and another couple of goals, and an assist in the Champions League this season.
Mane will be gunning to lead his nation into the knockout stages of the Qatar World Cup.
#2 Kalidou Koulibaly
One of the toughest center-backs of the game, Kalidou Koulibaly, could be a star performer for Senegal in the FIFA World Cup.
The Chelsea summer-signing, former Napoli star will be a key piece in the Senegal backline.
#3 Edouard Mendy
The Senegalese fans can rely on the safe hands of Edouard Mendy. The Chelsea shot-stopper will be the go-to goalkeeper for Aliou Cisse.
Mendy suffered an injury but has recovered. Though he has lost the starting job at Chelsea to Kepa momentarily, he will be good to go in Qatar.
#4 Ismailia Sarr
Next on our list is the Watford winger Ismailia Sarr. The 24-year-old is in good touch this season and could greatly impact Senegal in the World Cup.
He has scored 4 goals and provided another 4 in 10 games this season.
#5 Boulaye Dia
We have picked another goal scorer who is also expected to find the nets in Qatar. Boulaye Diya, currently on loan to the Serie A side Salernitana, is in good touch.
The striker has scored 4 goals and a couple of assists in 9 matches in the Serie A this season.