Defender Ndiaye in place of Sadio Mané
Aliou Cissé replaced Sadio Mané numerically with Anderlecht defender Moussa Ndiaye (20). “It is difficult to replace Sadio Mané,” said the coach first. Nevertheless, Ndiaye “is a very promising young person”. The left side was trained at the Senegalese branch of the Qatari Aspire academy.
If Cissé called on a defender, it is because Senegal is having “administrative problems” with Ismail Jakobs. The change of sporting nationality of the native of Cologne has not been finalized and the Monegasque “could not play the first match” regretted the president of the Senegalese Federation Augustin Senghor.
Belgium: Lukaku will miss the first two matches
The Red Devils will have to do without Romelu Lukaku against Canada and Morocco. According to AFP, the Inter striker was not in training this Sunday morning because of his left thigh. His return is expected, at best, for the last group match against Croatia.
To compensate for his absence, Roberto Martinez has two solutions: Michy Batshuayi, holder against Egypt in a friendly on Friday but replaced at the break by Loïs Openda, scorer despite the Belgian defeat (2-1).
Australian Boyle replaced by Tilio
The first opponent of the Blues also has its worries. Injured to a knee, striker Martin Boyle has been replaced by Marco Tilio, said the Australian Federation. Boyle was listed in the 11 type of the Socceroos. His young replacement (21) plays for Melbourne City and has participated in every collective training since his arrival in Doha on Tuesday.
Gérald Darmanin is in Doha
Senegal: Ismail Jakobs package for administrative concerns?
Former German international U21, Ismail Jakobs risks missing the World Cup because Fifa has not yet fully finalized the change of nationality of the Senegalese player. “It’s an administrative problem. We are working on it, we are awaiting the decisions of Fifa. We hope they will be understanding. Even if he will not be available for the first match, we hope he will be there in the second, ”hopes Augustin Senghor, president of the Senegalese Federation. According to Sport News Africa, Moussa Ndiaye has been called up to compensate for Jakobs’ potential permanent withdrawal.
“Benzema KO”, his package is talking about in Europe
The absence of the Ballon d’Or has not only upset the French. The Spanish daily AS reserved its front page for a player he follows throughout the year in La Liga: “A World Cup without Benzema. The Madrid newspaper writes that “Qatar 2022 starts with the shock of the Golden Ball injury withdrawal”.
The Real star’s woes also have a place in a corner of Marca’s front page. Even the Catalan media Mundo Deportivo devotes one of its titles to the striker of the France team: “Benzema is injured again and misses the World Cup. »
Italy and the Gazetta dello Sport also evokes the “KO” of the Lyonnais.
Deschamps: “Not to see yourself more beautiful than you are”
“The group has a lot of ambition but it is useless to see themselves more beautiful than they are. Instead of thinking of a happy tomorrow, let’s think of our first three opponents and our first goal: qualifying for the round of 16,” Deschamps tempered on Téléfoot.
Deschamps: “Ousmane Dembélé is a candidate”
“He is a candidate in a particular register. He ended the season with a lot of qualities, he was decisive, it’s an important asset, Ousmane is well in his head, ”explained Deschamps on Téléfoot about a potential tenure of Ousmane Dembélé.
Griezmann on Téléfoot: “Adapt to the needs of the team”
“I try to be a complete player, offensively or defensively. I love winning balls, giving the maximum wherever I play and adapting to the needs of the team. »
Tchouaméni had “a little problem with the adductors”
“I had a little problem with the adductors. We thought it wise not to do all the sessions from the start. But I feel better. »
Tchouaméni: “We are very well coached”
“We really realized what awaited us. The signs in the city put us in the mood. I approach this World Cup with great enthusiasm. We have a great team, we are super well coached and we trust each other, ”launched Tchouaméni on Téléfoot.
Deschamps: Australia, “a generous team”
“Australia is a good team, generous, which has been renewed quite a bit. There are still five, six players who were already starters in 2018.
Deschamps: “It’s not the apocalypse either”
On Benzema’s withdrawal: “It’s not the apocalypse either. It’s never fun, we had already lost Christopher (Nkunku). We have a goal and the group knows what awaits us. We have a solid group, of quality, I have confidence in them. We will do everything on this first game. »
Deschamps: “Raphaël Varane will be available on Tuesday”
Deschamps: “Benzema will not be replaced”
Deschamps: “A big blow”
“It’s a big blow. Karim had done everything and on an almost innocuous gesture, he felt muscle pain and the exams announced an injury too serious for the competition that awaits us, ”explained Deschamps on Téléfoot.
Denmark’s World Cup
While Gianni Infantino called on teams to ‘focus on football’, Denmark’s squad members didn’t stop to make known their commitment to human rights. Simon Kjaer is expected to wear the “One love” armband and Denmark will have no official representative in the stands during the opening ceremony.
Fofana’s one-man show
Youssouf Fofana shone at a press conference Saturday. The 23-year-old midfielder is there “to find out” but will already “try to scratch a place in the starting lineup”. The Monegasque also spoke about his first steps in selection, the danger represented by Ousmane Dembélé and the pressure represented by this first World Cup. All with detachment and a sense of humor.
World’s youngest player turns 18
Zum Geburtstag viel Glück! It’s Youssoufa Moukoko’s birthday. The 18-year-old German striker is the youngest player present in Qatar for the World Cup. Author of 6 goals and 4 assists in the Bundesliga, the native of Yaoundé won in Dortmund. Hansi Flick offered him his first selection last Wednesday against Oman (1-0).
What does Qatar look like on the pitch?
The host country kicks off its World Cup this Sunday at 5 p.m. against Ecuador. Having fallen into a strong group, also made up of the Netherlands and Senegal, “Al Annabi” (the Bordeaux) remain on a good dynamic of four consecutive victories. The selection has been led since 2017 by the Spaniard Félix Sanchez Bas, former Masia player. The 26 players, including the technical Akram Afif, all evolve in the Qatari championship.
Benzema left Qatar
France team striker left the French rally this Sunday morning at 8 a.m. local time. Benzema is due to land at Madrid’s Adolfo-Suarez airport at 1.33pm, according to L’Equipe.
Varane back in training
If Benzema’s injury is a terrible blow, Raphaël Varane’s return to training with the group set is good news. His presence does not guarantee that he will start at kick-off against Australia on Tuesday but confirms his progress in the medical protocol.
The Ballon d’Or package
Karim Benzema will not play the 2022 World Cup. The French striker listened to his session on Saturday night as he was back with the squad in training. The Madrid player injured his left thigh. “Reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our group have a good World Cup,” wrote the 34-year-old Ballon d’Or on Instagram.
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