Defending champions France have named Raphael Varane in their squad for the World Cup in Qatar, while Senegal’s Sadio Mane has been ruled out of the tournament due to a leg injury. There are reports that the Senegal football team has used witch doctors to ensure that the 21-year-old will be able to join them in Qatar.
Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane will miss the World Cup in Qatar due to a leg injury
Despite a strong season with FC Bayern Munich, Senegal’s Sadio Mane is set to miss the World Cup in Qatar due to a leg injury. Mane was expected to be in Senegal’s World Cup squad, but an injury suffered in a German league match against Werder Bremen is preventing him from playing.
Mane has played a key role in Senegal’s success over the past few years, winning their first continental title in February and scoring a winning penalty in a shootout against Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations final. He also finished second in the Ballon d’Or voting.
He also has an impressive record in club football, scoring six goals for Bayern this season. He should be able to play in the knockout stages of the World Cup, if an injury doesn’t crop up. The Senegalese Football Association is in contact with FC Bayern’s medical staff about Mane’s injury, but the club has yet to confirm the extent of it.
Mane was forced off early in Bayern’s 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Tuesday. The team said that Mane had injured the head of fibula bone in his lower right leg. He had surgery, but didn’t say how long he would be out. MRI tests will determine his status for the World Cup.
Defending champions France have named Raphael Varane in their World Cup squad
Defending champions France have named Raphael Varane in their World Cup squad despite concerns over his fitness. The Manchester United centre-back was ruled out of last month’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea after suffering a hamstring injury. However, Varane has recovered and has been named in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad.
France will also look to Karim Benzema and KylianMbappe to provide attacking options. Deschamps has also named Kingsley Coman and Jordan Veretout in his midfield. He also has a good selection of players at the back.
France will start their World Cup campaign against Australia on November 22. France will also play Denmark on November 29 and Tunisia on November 30. France will play Australia, Denmark and Tunisia in the group stage and will look to defend their title in Qatar.
France will be without two of their first-choice midfielders, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante. Those two will likely miss the World Cup due to injury. The other midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, has been included in the squad.
France’s forwards include Olivier Giroud, Youssouf Fofana, KylianMbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema. KylianMbappe could be the most effective forward for France. He was part of the French squad that defeated Brazil in 1998. Benzema has been in good form but will be facing stiff competition koora live.
Senegal to use witch doctors to ensure Mane’s participation in the World Cup
Earlier this week, Sadio Mane, the Senegal star, sustained a leg injury in the Bundesliga. This has left Senegal preparing for desperate measures to get their star player to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The player is set to feature in the tournament, but will not play in Senegal’s first match, against the Netherlands, on November 21. According to Goal, Mane may not be fit in time for the tournament.
According to the Senegalese Football Association, Senegal have been prepared to use unconventional methods to help the player recover from his injury. This includes a visit to a witch doctor. Fatma Samoura, the Senegal-born FIFA General Secretary, has said the country will use witch doctors to ensure that Mane will make it to the World Cup. However, he also admitted that they are not sure if these methods will work.
Initially, reports claimed that Mane would not be able to make it to the World Cup. However, reports have since emerged that he has successfully undergone surgery in Innsbruck. The Senegalese Football Association has been in contact with Bayern Munich about their star player’s injury.
After Sadio Mane suffered his injury, he was pulled off the field in the penultimate game before the World Cup. Senegal had also hoped that Mane would be able to play in the first match. However, reports later revealed that he had suffered damage to his right fibula. Source: كورة لايف