In a tournament full of surprises. Senegal will look to add to the list of stunners in the Round of 16 on Sunday when they face England. who have never lost to an African side. If Senegal are to overcome this setback. they will have to do so without inspirational leader and coach Aliou Cisse. Who has been sidelined with illness. England vs Senegal FIFA World Cup.
England vs Senegal FIFA World Cup
Adding to the challenge, the African champions will certainly be without their midfield general Idrissa Gueye. Who was suspended for the match at Al Baye. after picking up a second yellow card against Ecuador in their final group match.
At a Glance Senegal
“He (Cisse) has been sick for a few days. and he obviously let us take over training at his command yesterday.” assistant coach Regis Bogaert told reporters on Saturday.
“Hopefully he’ll be able to come on the bench with the players tomorrow. but we’re sure he’ll be with the team at 10pm.”
At a Glance England
England have faced African opposition 20 times. including seven at the World Cup, and are yet to lose.
African nations have lost eight of their nine World Cup knockout round games against European sides. with Cisse being there for a breakthrough in 2002. when Senegal beat Sweden to reach the quarter-finals.
Senegal burst into that tournament by defeating reigning champions France and shared those memories. with his players ahead of their date with England in the dreaded Cisse.
England vs Senegal FIFA World Cup score prediction
To run this simulation, we used FIFA 23 and updated the squad with the latest injuries and suspensions. We didn’t select a team to control. but let the AI take the lead in predicting England vs Senegal scores.