Russia 2018: Senegal replace Ciss with Mbengue in final 23

Russia 2018: Senegal replace Ciss with Mbengue in final 23

Senegal have announced a late replacement in their final squad for the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Left back Saliou Ciss has pulled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury sustained during the Teranga Lions’s test match against Luxembourg last the week.

The Valenciennes player was expected to recover in time before Senegal kick off their campaign in Russia but has been declared unfit by the team’s doctors.

Adama Mbengue, who plays for French side Caen, has been called up to fill the place, with more than 24 hours to the Lions’ opening game at the World Cup.

According to FIFA rules, a participating team can replace an injured player 24 hours before their first match at the tournament.

Mbengue was among the three reserve players dropped from a list of 26 by coach Aliou Cisse.

Senegal will face Poland in Group H second game on Tuesday.

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