FIFA WC 2022 | England vs Senegal Preview & prediction | H2H Record | Lineup
2018 World Cup semifinalist England will look to impress once again on the global stage as they share the stage with Senegal in the Round of 16 contest.
With Marcus Rashford and Bakayo Saka in top form, England will fancy their chances as they look to advance. On the flip side, Senegal will be without talisman Idrissa Gana Gueye after he picked up a suspension. So with a place in the quarterfinal up for grabs, the high-voltage clash should be a feast for the fans.
England vs Senegal Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the sides on the global stage while plenty of Senegal stars do have an idea of English football. The likes of Édouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Idrissa Gana Gueye have been part of the English Premier League (EPL) set-up and will know the likes of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and how their game develops. It will be interesting how England and Senegal tackle the situation a place in the World Cup last 8 is up for grabs.
Group Stage details
England finished as Group A winners after beating both Wales and Iran, while a draw against the USA saw them drop points. England are so far the highest scorers at the FIFA World Cup with nine goals and were clinical throughout the group stage. Being one of the top performers in the FIFA World Cup, England demolished Wales 3-0 in the final group game and will look to carry on the momentum.
Senegal had a tough start to the campaign and lost their opening match to group winners Netherlands by 2-0. That defeat saw a reaction from them and won 3-1 against hosts Qatar in the next match. In the final game in a head-to-head contest for a place in the last 16, Senegal skipper Kalidou Koulibaly popped up with the winner that saw the African nation book their place in the final 16.
England – None
Senegal - Nampalys Mendy, Ismail Jakobs, Boulaye Dia, Boulaye Dia
World Cup Record
|Appearances||16 (first in 1950)|
|Best result||Champions (1966)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2002)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (2002)|
England vs Senegal Predicted Lineup
Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Rashford, Kane, Foden
E. Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; P. Gueye, N. Mendy, Ciss; Ndiaye, Dia, Sarr
England vs Senegal Date, kick-off time, and venue
The FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 encounters on Monday, December 5 will kick off at 12:30 AM IST, 10:00 PM Local Time (Sunday)
Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor