Officially.. Sadio Mane is out of the World Cup in Qatar

The Senegal national football team was subjected to a very painful blow, after announcing the absence of its first star, Sadio Mane, from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, due to an injury in his right leg, according to what the Football Association announced Thursday.

In his absence, Mane (30 years old) will become the most prominent star, and the injury will keep him from the upcoming finals.

“Unfortunately, today (Thursday) an MRI scan showed that the (recovery) development is not as appropriate as we thought, and we are compelled, with regret, to announce Sadio’s withdrawal from the World Cup,” said team doctor Manuel Alfonso on the “Teranga Lions” account on Twitter.

The doctor explained that “a surgical intervention will be determined soon” for the former Liverpool star and the current German Bayern Munich.

Mane’s participation in the World Cup squad was in doubt with the African champion, since he left with an injury at the tip of his right fibula (fibula) in the twenty-first minute during his Bavarian team’s victory over Werder Bremen (6-1) in the German Football League on November 8.

Despite this, coach Aliou Cisse included him in the squad, hoping for the recovery of the best African player and runner-up for the Golden Ball for the best player in the world, behind Frenchman Karim Benzema.

And Senegalese Federation President Augustin Senghor expressed, in a telephone conversation with Agence France-Presse, his grief and the players’ solidarity with Mane, “We were ready to announce the injury … We now know that it has become confirmed. Everyone agrees that his health is above everything. The most important thing for him and for everyone is that he recovers and returns quickly.” “.

Cisse must call up a substitute player for Mane, and he has until Sunday the eve of his confrontation with the Netherlands in Group A in the World Cup, which also includes host Qatar and Ecuador.

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