Senegal will face England’s Gareth Southgate’s team in the round of 16 at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday in the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s knockout phase. Senegal performed admirably in their group games and finished second in Group A.
In their previous match, the African champions defeated Ecuador by a score of 2-1 and will attempt to repeat that performance this weekend. On the other hand, England is currently in good form and led their group at the FIFA World Cup. This week, the Three Lions defeated Wales with ease by a score of 3-0, so they will be upbeat going into this game.
England has performed admirably over the past year under Gareth Southgate, but they will need to be sharp to defeat their opponents. One of the tournament favorites, the Three Lions continue to have outstanding players in their ranks.
Senegal could easily upset the Netherlands on their day and gave the Netherlands a run for its money. However, England should be able to win this game because they appear to be the superior team.
Prediction: England 1-0 Senegal
England will have to adjust to a new opponent this weekend because it has never played Senegal on the international stage. In the FIFA World Cup, Senegal won three of their last six matches against European opponents, losing to the Netherlands by a score of 2-0 in their most recent encounter.
In their seven FIFA World Cup matches against African opponents, England has never lost, with their previous knockout match coming in 1990 against Cameroon. African nations have lost eight of their last nine take-out matches against European rivals, with the past such triumph coming in 2002 when Senegal got the better of Sweden. For the first time since 2006, England hopes to advance to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in consecutive years.
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