Sadio Mané will miss the entire World Cup. Research has shown that Senegal’s star player is too injured to play this tournament, the Senegalese Football Association announced during a press conference.
“Unfortunately, the MRI scan we made shows that the recovery is not going as quickly as we had hoped. We therefore unfortunately had to decide to withdraw Sadio for the World Cup,” said the federal doctor. According to the Senegalese federation.
The 30-year-old Mané was injured on November 8 in the league match of his club Bayern Munich with Werder Bremen. Despite his knee injury, he was nevertheless included in Senegal’s World Cup squad.
African champion Senegal will meet the Dutch national team in Doha on Monday and then host country Qatar and Ecuador in group A.