England and Senegal will be battling for a spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup this weekend.
The Three Lions led their group after a comfortable 3-0 win over Wales, which meant they avoided the Netherlands and instead met Aliou Cisse’s men.
England were weak against the USA but beat both Iran and Wales to the top of Group B.
Meanwhile, despite not having Sadio Mane with them, Senegal have won consecutive matches and looked impressive going forward so this should be a great clash as the World Cup heats up.
England vs Senegal: As Seen On TV
This round of 16 kicks off on Sunday 4 December at 7pm.
It will be shown on ITV One from 6pm.
It will be shown free to air and you can also stream it live for free on ITVX.
England vs Senegal: How to Listen to the Radio
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England v Senegal: squad and team news
Gareth Southgate has a full squad to choose from after James Maddison and Kyle Walker recover from their respective injuries.
But he has to decide whether to play Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden or Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling.
Jordan Henderson will also be hoping to keep his place in the team after performing well against Wales.
The Lions of Teranga have no injury concerns but are without Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye through a suspension.
- Goalies: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale
- Defense Attorneys: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White
- Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Conor Gallagher
- Forwards: Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson, James Maddison
- Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Alfred Mendy, Seny Dieng
- Defenders: Youssouf Sabaly, Abdou Diallo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abou Cisse, Ismail Jakobs, Formose Mendy
- Midfielders: Idrissa Gana Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Krepin Diatta, Pape Gueye, Pape Matar Sarr, Pathe Ciss, Moustapha Name, Loum Ndiaye
- Forwards: Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Bamba Dieng, Famara Diedhiou, Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye
England vs Senegal: what was said?
Talking about the upcoming Senegal Test, Phil Foden told talkSPORT: “Oh, really tough. I think they defend very well and make it very compact so it’s difficult to find the pockets.
“It’s going to be an exciting game that all the boys are looking forward to.”
Jordan Henderson added: “Really tough game but it always is. It’s always tough in the World Cup, but especially in the knockout rounds.
“They are African champions, a very, very good team. Because of Sadio Mane, I watched her a bit.
“So a really, really tough game so we need to recover and prepare as best we can.”
England v Senegal: Match facts
- Marcus Rashford was England’s top scorer in the group stage, scoring three goals (one every 36 minutes) in just 107 minutes. He could become the first Manchester United player to score four goals in a major tournament for the Three Lions.
- Harry Kane provided three assists in the group stage, the first England player since David Beckham in 2002 to provide that many in a single World Cup tournament (World Cup, since 1966).
- Each of Senegal’s last 10 goals at the World Cup was scored by different players (including own goals). Their five different goalscorers at this tournament is the most they’ve had in a single edition.
- Since beating France 1-0 in their very first World Cup game in 2002, Senegal have conceded at least once in each of the last 10 games in the competition.
- England have scored nine goals in their three games at the 2022 World Cup so far – only 2018 (12) and 1966 (11) have they scored more in a single edition of the tournament.
- Senegal have reached the knockout stages of a World Cup for the second time, having done so the first time in 2002 (quarter-finals). Thanks to victories against Qatar and Ecuador in the group stage, Senegal have won their first consecutive World Cup matches.
- England are aiming to reach the quarter-finals of a consecutive World Cup for the first time since 2002/2006 – the Three Lions have been eliminated in just two of their seven round of 16 matches at the tournament, against Germany in 2010 (1-4) and in 1998 on penalties against Argentina.
- African nations have lost eight of their nine World Cup knockout round matches against European sides, with the exception of Senegal’s 2-1 win over Sweden in the round of 16 in 2002. However, England have never lost to an African side in all competitions in their history (W14 D6 ).
- England are unbeaten in their last seven World Cup matches against African opponents (W4, W3); Their only previous match of this kind in the knockout stages came against Cameroon in the quarter-finals in 1990, where they won 3-2 after extra time, their goals coming from David Platt and two penalties from Gary Lineker.
- Senegal has alternated between winning (3) and not winning (U1 L2) in their six World Cup matches against European opponents and lost in the last game (MD1 of this tournament) against the Netherlands 0-2.
- This will be the first senior international match between England and Senegal. It is the 13th time England have met a nation for the first time in a World Cup; The Three Lions lost just one of the previous 12 such cases (W7 D4), a 1-0 loss to the USA in 1950.
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