As the World Cup is approaching, the Senegal national team announced today that because Mane’s leg injury failed to fully recover in time, the star has missed his appearance in this international football event.
The 30-year-old Mane was accidentally injured in the Bundesliga match against Bremen on behalf of Bayern Munich, and then it was reported that Mane would not be able to participate in the World Cup.
However, when the Senegal national team announced the squad for the World Cup, Mane was still called up, but he would miss the first World Cup group match against the Netherlands. But in the end Senegal still made a painful decision, announcing that Mane will withdraw from the World Cup, and wishing Mane a full recovery as soon as possible.
Senegal to face Netherlands in first group game
According to media reports, the results of Mane’s second MRI were not satisfactory, so surgery was necessary. In addition, Bayern Munich also announced that Mane will stay in Munich to recover.
It should be noted that Mane is the core player on the offensive line of the Senegal national team. He also led the team to defeat Egypt with the help of Salah in the Africa Cup of Nations and win the championship.
In addition, after switching from the Premier League giants Liverpool to the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, Mane scored 6 goals in the Bundesliga and also contributed 3 goals for Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season.
On the other hand, Senegal is placed in Group A with the Netherlands, Qatar and Ecuador in this World Cup, and the first group match will be against the strong enemy Netherlands.