Sadio Mane, the 2018 African Player of the Year, got injury on Thursday and will not participate in the World Cup.
When Mane was left out of the lineup, Senegal suffered a severe setback. Because they had high expectations for their star attacker to help them advance far in the Qatar tournament.
Mane was chosen for the World Cup roster in anticipation that he would recover from a shin injury sustained. Earlier this month while playing for Bayern Munich. However, Senegal announced on Thursday that the former Liverpool player will not be able to compete.
In a video posted on the official Senegal team Twitter account, team physician Manuel Afonso remarked. “Sadly, today’s MRI shows us that the progress is not as favorable as we thought and unfortunately we have to withdraw Sadio from the World Cup.”
Teams are still arriving in Qatar as Sunday’s game approaches after finishing their final preparations.
On Thursday, Germany arrived in Doha after defeating Oman 1-0 in a friendly match. The 2014 champions want to put their disastrous campaign in Russia four years ago.
Germany is staying in the seaside town of Al-Ruwais, 68 miles (111 kilometers) from the capital. In contrast to the majority of the 32 teams who have chosen to be based in and around Doha.
Spain was due in Qatar in the early hours of Friday after beating Jordan 3-1 on Thursday in a friendly in Amman.
Oliver Bierhoff, a team official, stated, “We want to develop a team spirit there that will carry us through the tournament—and for as long as possible.”