Tue 15 November 2022 | 18:06

Senegal confirms Bayern's Sadio Mane will miss first World Cup matches

Mane suffered an injury in the first half of Bayern's 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen with speculations sidelining him for the upcoming World Cup. Being included in Senegal’s squad, the federation confirms their star will miss the first games of the tournament.

Bayern Munich star

Sadio Mane

has been included in Senegal's final squad for the World Cup, despite suffering a serious injury in his side’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen.

Being key in

Senegal

's AFCON triumph last year, Senegalese Federation board member Abdoulaye Sow revealed Sadio Mane will miss the first World Cup matches as he suffered a fibula injury this month.

Sow stated:

"Senegal will have to cope without its best player for the start of the tournament and not whine too much.

"We will have to rely on playing the first games without Sadio and win without Sadio because we have 25 players apart from Sadio.

"No one would have wanted it, but that's what's happened to us."

The 30-year-old

Mane

is Senegal's record goalscorer, with 34 goals in 93 matches. Senegal begins their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on 21 November. They then will play Qatar and Ecuador.

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