Sadio Mane OUT of World Cup 2022 with Senegal confirming Bayern Munich star has failed to recover from leg injury

Sadio Mane OUT of World Cup 2022 with Senegal confirming Bayern Munich star has failed to recover from leg injury

SADIO MANE will MISS the Qatar World Cup through injury.

The Senegal FA have confirmed that the ex-Liverpool winger, 30, has been ruled out.

Senegal have confirmed that Mane is out of the World Cup
Senegal have confirmed that Mane is out of the World CupCredit: AFP

Mane suffered an injury to his right fibula in Bayern Munich’s penultimate game before the break.

Senegal football federation (FSF) board member Abdoulaye Sow announced: “We will have to rely on playing the first games without Sadio and win without Sadio.

“No-one would have wanted it, but that’s what’s happened to us.”

The former Prem forward is Senegal’s star player and will be a big miss for the African side in Qatar.

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The rest of the squad have bizarrely been told “not to whine” about the absence of their talisman.

Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly will hope to still qualify from a weak group that contains the host nation Qatar.

Ecuador and the Netherlands are tougher battles, especially without Mane.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse confirmed the disappointment on Thursday.

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He said: “We are monitoring the situation and we sent a doctor from the federation.

“On Thursday, Sadio spent the whole day in Munich before travelling to Austria for further tests. The good news is that he does not need an operation.

“It is important to continue to monitor his injury and hope that in two or three weeks there is a change. We will give everything to have Sadio back.”

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Alex Cole

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