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Sadio Mane will miss Senegal’s “first video games” on the World Cup due to a leg damage, an official from the nation’s soccer federation has stated.
The German champions stated the 30-year-old had an damage “to his proper fibula”, however Senegal coach Aliou Cisse stated Mane doesn’t want an operation.
The West Africans start their Group A marketing campaign in opposition to the Netherlands on Monday, with video games in opposition to hosts Qatar (25 November) and Ecuador (29 November) to comply with.
“We must depend on taking part in the primary video games with out Sadio and win with out Sadio,” Senegal soccer federation (FSF) board member Abdoulaye Sow informed AP.
“No-one would have wished it, however that is what’s occurred to us.”
Sow added Senegal ought to “not whine an excessive amount of” in regards to the absence of the two-time African Footballer of the 12 months.
Mane is Senegal’s talisman, having scored the successful penalty when the Teranga Lions grew to become continental champions for the primary time in February, defeating Egypt in a shoot-out within the Africa Cup of Nations last.
Inside two months Mane had repeated the feat, netting the decisive spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt – in a recreation that once more pitted him in opposition to then Liverpool team-mate Mohammed Salah – on penalties in a play-off to qualify for Qatar.
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