SENERAL

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS ALIOU CISSE

The for­mer Birm­ing­ham and Portsmouth mid­fielder cap­tained Sene­gal to the quar­ter­fi­nals in 2002. Now he is at his first World Cup as a man­ager hav­ing spent two years coach­ing the Un­der 23 side.

THE STAR SA­DIO MANE

The for­ward (right) ter­ri­fies de­fend­ers with his blis­ter­ing pace in Liver­pool’s fear­some front three with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

THE PROSPECT KEITA BALDE

The Span­ish-born Monaco winger will use his pace to cut in from the left. The 23-year-old scored eight goals in 19 starts in Ligue 1 this sea­son. KEY STRENGTH A strong spine in­clud­ing Napoli de­fender Kali­dou Koulibaly and Everton mid­fielder Idrissa Gu­eye. Five of their mid­field­ers play in Eng­land, in­clud­ing cap­tain Cheikhou Kouy­ate at West Ham. BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS I’m in­ter­ested to see how Mane plays with­out Salah and Firmino. There will be pres­sure on his shoul­ders to sup­ply the fire­power for Sene­gal.

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