Announcing Senegal's squad for the 2022 World Cup.. This is Mane's position


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Nov 15, 2022
Striker Sadio Mane has joined the Senegal squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year, despite concerns about his fitness after sustaining an injury while playing for Bayern Munich earlier this week.مباريات الدوري السعودي
Mane, 30, who played a pivotal role in his country's victory in the African Nations Cup and qualification for the World Cup finals, was injured in the right leg during the Bavarian club's 6-1 victory in the local league against Werder Bremen, and then he will miss his team's next match with Schalke at the beginning of next week.

But coach Aliou Cisse included the star of the team in the 26-man squad, which was announced at a press conference on Friday.

Cisse, who renewed his contract with the national team until 2024, told reporters that he hoped Mane's condition would improve within a few weeks, expressing that he was "optimistic" because the injury did not require surgery.

The coach added: "I preferred to keep him in the group (...) Sadio Mane is an important player in our team, it is important to continue to follow his injury, and hopefully in two or three weeks there will be an improvement. But we are really optimistic."

"We will give ourselves all the means necessary to be able to get Sadio Mane back," he added.

Mane's participation in the World Cup squad was in doubt since he was injured in the right fibula in the twenty-first minute during his Bavarian team's victory over Werder Bremen (6-1) on Tuesday.

Immediately, the Senegal international felt pain and grabbed his knee, then lay on the grass. After the intervention of the Bavarian doctors, Mane tried to continue playing but quickly indicated to his coach Julian Nagelsmann that he could not continue, to be replaced by German international Leroy Sane.

Consequently, Mane will miss Bayern Munich's next match against Schalke 04 on Saturday in the German League.

It is noteworthy that Mane was part of the Senegal squad that won the African Nations Cup earlier this year for the first time in history.