Senegal Road To Russia FIFA World Cup 2018

The African nation on Western Coast with official FIFA ranking 23 that has only appeared FIFA World cup once in 2002 hosted by Japan and the Korea Republic is Senegal. The association of Football was formed in 1960 as Federation Senegalaise de Football and the present president of the association is Mr. Augustin Senghor. Senegal made their journey to the quarter-final in FIFA World Cup 2002. Senegal had been trying to qualify for FIFA World cup since 1970 and they qualified for the first time in 2002 and after that Senegal have finally qualified for the World Cup tournament hosting by Russia.

World Cup Qualifier Africa

All the 53 members of the association will take part in the competition which goes for three rounds and at the end of the third round, we will have 5 African countries to book their seat on FIFA World Cup 2018.For the first round 26 lower FIFA Coca-cola ranking teams are divided into two groups and the 13 winners of this round will compete with the13 highest ranking teams from Africa and rest of the 14 teams will join these teams on round two and the 20 winners from round two advances to third round where five groups of four teams each will compete and the leader of each group qualifies for the World Cup.

Senegal was leading group D in World Cup qualifier Africa where Senegal managed to win 4 games with two draws that placed Senegal in the list of FIFA World Cup qualified countries and through these African World Cup qualifier, Senegal qualified for FIFA World Cup 2018 to Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H

The final draw of FIFA World Cup 2018 has placed Senegal in Group H where Senegal has to play against Poland, Colombia and Japan and qualify for the knockout stage into the round of sixteen’s.

The Fixtures for Senegal in Group Stage are:

  • Poland – Senegal (Tuesday, 19 June)
  • Japan – Senegal (Sunday, 24 June)
  • Senegal – Colombia (Thursday, 28 June)

 

 

Player to watch:

Koulibaly                                                                    Sadio Mane                                                        Mame Biram Diouf

 

Coach: Aliou Cisse

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