Sadio Mané included in Senegal's World Cup squad


Sadio Mané was included in Senegal's World Cup squad on Friday, just three days after a lower right leg injury put the star player's participation in doubt. Senegal coach Aliou Cissé named the Bayern Munich forward in his 26-man squad to the relief of a nation that had been fretting over whether Mané would be able to lead Senegal's challenge in Qatar. Senegal opens its World Cup campaign against Netherlands in Group A on Nov. 21, giving Mané 10 days to recover. Bayern had said Mané will miss this weekend's game against Schalke in the Bundesliga because of the injury. Mané is the focus of a Senegal team which won its first African Cup of Nations title this year and is rated by many as the best African team to ever go to a World Cup. It will play host Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador in Group A.

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