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Sadio Mane headlines Senegal's World Cup squad

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse revealed his 23-man World Cup squad on Thursday during a press conference in Dakar.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane is the standout name in a talented squad that will be hoping to match their previous World Cup showing - a quarter-final finish in 2002.

Mane will be supported by the likes of Ismaila Sarr, M'Baye Niang, Moussa Sow and Diafra Sakho in a talented attacking unit, while there's Premier League presence throughout the team with the likes of Idrissa Gueye (Everton) and West...

Senegal will need more than Sadio Mane to make an impact

Ian Darke asks the ESPN panel which of the five African nations has the best chance of making a big splash at the 2018 World Cup.
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse talks World Cup expectations and whether the current squad can follow the same path as the 2002 generation.
Ian Darke leads the ESPN panel in predicting the 2018 World Cup winner with names of Germany, Brazil, France and England among the list.

The 2018 World Cup is just over a month away, and all 32 teams are preparing in earnest for their shot at the trophy in Russia. ESPN FC is previewing every team ahead of the opening game on June 14. Find all 32 teams here.

Who they are

Captain: Cheikhou Kouyate
Manager: Aliou Cisse
Nickname: The Lions of Teranga
FIFA rank (as of April 12, 2018): 28

How they qualified

Senegal qualified unbeaten from CAF's Group D after taking 14 points from their six matches, winning four and scoring 10...



FIFA to prepay $2m in bonuses to five African World Cup participants

ESPN's Gab Marcotti breaks down which of the African teams he believes have the best chances in their groups at the 2018 World Cup.

CAIRO -- FIFA will give five African football federations a $2 million advance each on World Cup prize money to pay player bonuses before the tournament in Russia.

The Confederation of African Football says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help "settle beforehand the question of bonuses."

The 32 federations sending teams to the World Cup get $1.5m each from FIFA to prepare, plus at least $8m in prize money after the tournament. The winner gets $38m.

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