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Senegal XI against Equador: Nampalys Mendy, Ndiaye starts in World Cup clash

8:30 AM EST 11/29/22
The Lions of Teranga are hopeful of getting maximum points to secure their spot in the last 16 at the global finals.

Experienced goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been retained in goal as Senegal take on Ecuador at Khalifa International Stadium in their final Group A game.

After being partially blamed for the 2-0 loss versus Netherlands, the Chelsea keeper put on a good display to help the Teranga Lions defeat Qatar 3-1.

For Tuesday's game Pathe Ciss replaces Nampalys Mendy in midfield as Boulaye Dia leads the attacking department.

La Tri have been impressive so far after an opening win over Qatar and a comeback that saw them share the spoils with the Dutch on matchday two.

This is how the Africa nation lines up against the South American side.

  • Edouard Mendy

    Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy

    Mendy retains his place in goal after a good performance against Qatar in their second Group A game.

  • Ismail Jakobs

    Left Back: Ismail Jakobs

    He made his first start in the tournament in the match against Qatar and was outstanding at left-back.

    Given his performance, the marauding full-back has been retained.

  • Youssouf Sabaly.

    Right-Back: Youssouf Sabaly

    Despite a low start against Qatar, Sabaly grew in confidence and put up a decent display. He has kept his place against Ecuador.

  • Kalidou Koulibaly against the Netherlands.

    Centre-Back: Kalidou Koulibaly

    Against Ecuador, his experience and ability to handle crosses coming into the box will come in handy for the African champions.

  • Abdou Diallo

    Centre-Back: Abdou Diallo

    Cisse has not tinkered with his defensive formation for the decisive game as he maintains the Diallo-Koulibaly partnership at the heart of Senegal's defence.

  • MF_Pathe Ciss

    Central Midfielder: Pathe Ciss

    The defensive midfielder has been given a start, and will be required to provide cover and help initiate attacks from the back.

  • MF_Pape Gueye

    Central Midfielder: Pape Gueye

    Gueye will partner Ciss in midfield as Cisse wants to ensure the department is dominated.

  • Idrissa Gueye

    Central Midfielder: Idrissa Gueye

    Gueye will is the third midfielder in the Senegalese line-up and will also be given a chance to roam freely.

  • Ismailia Sarr

    Left Wing: : Ismailia Sarr

    Has shown a glimpse of brilliance in the last two games. His creativity, speed, and precision have regularly given the Teranga Lions a fighting chance.

  • FW_Boulaye Dia

    Forward: Boulaye Dia

    He scored the first goal for the African champions when he broke the deadlock in the first half.

    As the main man to lead Senegal’s attacks, Dia will come under constant pressure by the Ecuadorian defenders.

  • Iliman Ndiaye

    Right Wing: Iliman Ndiaye

    Despite Famara Diedhiou's exciting cameo in the win against Qatar, Cisse has opted to start with Ndiaye on the right.