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Senegal coach Aliou Cisse announces his final 26-man squad for the World

Head coach for Senegal, Aliou Cissé has named his final 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup. This means the one-time AFCON winners are the first African side to release their squad list.

The 46-year-old gaffer settled on three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and eight attackers for the world’s biggest tournament.

The Terranga Lions squad is full of talent, as they reached the last eight in the 2002 World Cup. Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mané of Bayern Munich, Iddrissa Gana Gueye of Everton have all booked place in Aliou Cissé’s squad.

Having won the Africa Cup of Nations this year, the Terranga Lions hope to reach the highest level in Qatar. Senegal has been drawn in Group A where they will play against the Netherlands, hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

Here is the final 26-man squad of Senegal

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