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'Mane's Senegal absence means World Cup is over and Africa will miss him' - Fans

08:33 GMT 18/11/2022
Sadio Mane Senegal
The 30-year-old will miss the global competition in the Gulf nation despite playing a huge role for the Lions of Teranga in qualification campaign

Supporters across the world have been left dissapointed after Senegal forward Sadio Mane was ruled out of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

The 30-year-old picked an injury during Bayern Munich's 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen and he was withdrawn at Allianz Arena. However, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse went ahead to name the fomer Liverpool player in the squad for the World Cup.

On Thursday, Senegal confirmed in a press statement that Mane has not recovered from an injury in time to feature at global competition. Senegal are pooled in Group A alongside hosts Qatar, Netherlands and Ecuador.

  • Sadio Mane Senegal friendly 2022

    No World Cup without Mane

    There's no World 💔 😔 😢 Cup its broken. - Star Ceekay Skillerdo FBos

    It's a World Cup of miss... we will soon hear that the trophy is missing. - Idris Mubarak

  • Senegal fans

    Big blow for Senegal & Africa

    Oh this is a big blow for Senegal and Africa as whole, not a good news... I'm really hurt right now. - Akanno Innocent

    So sad, Africa will miss him. - Certified Itz Tosin

  • Aliou Cisse, head coach of Senegal and Sadio Mane.

    Mane should work as an assistant coach

    He should work as an assistant coach to the Lions of Teranga at the World Cup. - James Joseph

  • Sadio Mane Senegal 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

    Unfortunate for Mane

    Sad. Very unfortunate. But its part of the game. One player I was rooting out for in this World Cup. Stay strong Sadio Mane. - Kwadwo Osei Bonsu

  • Senegal players launch Senegal coach Aliou Cissé.

    Senegal should make Mane proud

    Sadio Mane missing the World Cup is very hurtful. He was a player to watch in this tournament. He did all he can to qualify Senegal to go to Qatar. He has always played every game as if it was his first appearance. The duty of Senegal is to make Mane proud.

    The entire Africa is behind you lads🙏❤️ - Ibrahim Kombat

  • FIFA World Cup trophy

    World Cup timing not good

    Devastating for him & huge loss to his nation & another reason why it is ridiculous to play the tournament this time of year. - @BonseyLeeJ

    Playing the World Cup during the season will never make sense to me. - @iamtobzz

  • Sadio Mane Liverpool Bambali

    Sad news to Bambali

    Hmm it's a sad news for the Senegal nation and even more so for the people of Bambali. It is well. Animo Sadio 🙏 😔 - @kwabena_lucas

  • Senegal

    Opportunity to another player

    Sad. An opportunity for another player to showcase his talent to the world. - @DasmosOfLagos

    Sad 😞 they should let someone fill his space before 24hrs to the start of the World Cup. - @el_chapizo

  • Sadio Mane Senegal Afcon

    Senegal will do better minus Mane

    I feel they will do better without him... Sad though. - @EbiyemiBlankson

  • ONLY GERMANY Sadio Mane FC Bayern 2022

    World Cup cursed?

    Why so many injuries. It there a curse on this year's World Cup in Qatar. - @zealOhafia1