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FIFA World Cup 2018: Senegal team, records, fixtures

Senegal national socccer team players run during a training session.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

The final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Current World Cup squad (Provisional)

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France), Alfred Gomis (SPAL, Italy), Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya, Guinea);

Defenders: Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Kara Mbodii (Anderlecht, Belgium), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France), Salif Sane (Hannover, Germany), Moussa Wague (Eupen, Belgium);

Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye (Everton, England), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United, England), Alfred Ndiaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Badou Ndiaye (Stoke City, England), Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City, England), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France);

Forwards: Keita Balde (Monaco, France), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City, England), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Mbaye Niang (Torino, Italy), Diafra Sakho (Rennes, France), Moussa Sow (Bursaspor, Turkey).

Coach for 2018

Senegal's head coach Aliou Cisse reacts during a friendly soccer match between Senegal and Bosnia and Herzegovina. File Photo.

Senegal's head coach Aliou Cisse reacts during a friendly soccer match between Senegal and Bosnia and Herzegovina. File Photo.   | Photo Credit: AP

Aliou Cisse

Fixtures

June 19: vs Poland

June 24: vs Japan

June 28: vs Colombia

FIFA World Cup 2018: Senegal team, records, fixtures
 

Past records

No. of times team has played in WC (number): 1

No. of matches played (number): 5

No. of matches won: 2

No. of matches lost: 1

No. of times lost in finals (Number): 0

No. of times world cup won (number): 0

No. of goals scored in WC: 7

Top 3 players to watch: Moussa Sow, Sadio Mané, Idrissa Gueye

Road to WC: Senegal won 2-0 against South Africa to return to World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Player who has played most world cups (appearances): Ferdinand Coly (5)

Player who has scored most no. of goals (Player:No. of goals): Papa Bouba Diop (3)

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