Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate reacts throughout his group’s opening sport of the 2022 FIFA World Cup towards Netherlands. AP
Doha: Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is more likely to miss the sport towards host Qatar on the World Cup due to a proper hamstring damage, his group stated Wednesday.
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Kouyate was “most likely” out of Senegal’s second Group A sport on Friday, the group stated, forcing the African champion to reshuffle its lineup once more having already misplaced ahead Sadio Mane to damage days earlier than the match began.
Kouyate, a key central midfielder for Senegal, went off on a stretcher within the second half of his group’s opening 2-0 loss to the Netherlands after he went up for a header and got here down clutching his proper thigh.
Defender Abdou Diallo was additionally injured and got here off towards the Netherlands. Senegal stated Diallo had muscle cramps however was anticipated to return to coaching on Wednesday.
This 12 months’s African Cup of Nations winner got here to the World Cup with excessive hopes of constructing an impression however now could be in a scrap to qualify for the knockout stage after shedding to the Dutch by means of two late objectives.
Host Qatar misplaced 2-0 to Ecuador within the opening sport of the World Cup and can be determined for a win in its second group match.
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