Senegal coach calls in six new faces for Brazil friendly
Senegal coach calls in six new faces for Brazil friendly
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Senegal coach calls in six new faces for Brazil friendly

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse has called in six new faces in his squad ahead of this month's friendly against Brazil.

The 2019 losing finalists have recalled Europe-based sextet of Pape Djibril Diaw, Racine Coly, Sidy Sarr, Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Famara Diédhiou and Habib Diallo for the first-ever clash between both nations on 10 October.

The six comes in for Youssouf Sabaly, Moussa Konaté, Pape Abou Cissé, Henri Saivet, Alfred Ndiaye and Mbaye Diagne who were all in for the AFCON tournament. It will be the Teranga Lions' first game since losing the Nations Cup final to Algeria in Egypt.

The game is a build-up match for the continent's top-ranked side as they prepare for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign beginning in November. Senegal will feature in Group I alongside Congo Brazzaville, Guinea-Bissau, and eSwatini.

Senegal 23-man squad

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Genclerbirligi, Turkey), Amigo Alfred J. Gomis (Dijon, France), Edouard Mendy (Stades Rennes, France)

Defenders: Moussa Wagué (FC Barcelona, Spain), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe, Turkey), Salif Sané (Schalke, Germany), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Pape Djibril Diaw Djibril Diaw (Caen, France), Saliou Ciss (Nancy, France), Racine Coly (Nice, France)

Midfielders: Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, England), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Krépin Diatta (Club Brugge, Belgium), Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turkey), Mamadou Loum Ndiaye (Porto, Portugal), Sidy Sarr (Nimes, France)

Forwards: Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City, England), Ismaïla Sarr (Watford, England), Keita Baldé Diao (Monaco, France), Sada Thioub (Angers, France), Sadio Mané (Liverpool, England), Habib Diallo (Metz, France), M'Baye Niang (Rennes, France)

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