On Sunday, England will play Senegal in the last-16 of the Qatar World Cup.
Members of the Three Lions squad might run into a few familiar faces during the game.
In an effort to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar, England will battle Senegal on Sunday evening.
After winning their group over the United States, Iran, and Wales, the Three Lions qualified for the knockout stages.
While the matchup presents a real opportunity for Gareth Southgate’s England, the reigning African Cup of Nations champions are still blessed with talent, including a few faces that would be familiar to Premier League fans.
Meanwhile, Aliou Cisse’s Lions of Tiranga performed admirably to advanc.
Finishing just one point behind the Netherlands in Group A.
Edouard Mendy has started strong and has been Senegal’s first-choice goalkeeper between the sticks over the past year.
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Even though the former Rennes player hasn’t been at his best this season or even at the World Cup, he still has a lot of potential.
Koulibaly, a Chelsea defender, has been a mainstay of the Senegal team ever since he made his debut in 2015.
Since then, the 31-year-old has managed to win 67 caps.
In spite of a difficult start to the season for the defender following his big-money switch from Italy.
He had already scored in Chelsea’s draw with Tottenham earlier this season.
The Everton midfielder who has represented Senegal 99 times has the potential to make a century of appearances if he plays against England.
After spending some time with French powerhouses Paris Saint-Germain, the 33-year-old only made his way back to Goodison Park in the summer.
In addition to the 2011 winners’ medal he won while playing for Lille.
He won two Ligue 1 titles while he was at the Parc des Princes.
Utility player Kouyate, another Premier League veteran, signed in the summer for his third English top-flight team.
Nottingham Forest, which had just been promoted.
He had previously had successful spells with Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
The 32-year-old has made 84 appearances for Senegal, but it doesn’t look like he will do so against the Three Lions.
Most people will forget that Nampalys Mendy played in the Premier League when he was a club record signing.
The midfielder, who was signed by Leicester shortly after the team won the title.
He hasn’t quite made an impact in the first team.
Over the past year, he has had significantly better luck on the international stage.
Only in 2021 did the star from Nice and Monaco declare for Senegal.
Despite being a Premier League player on paper, the 20-year-old has yet to play for Tottenham Hotspur.
In the summer of 2021, the young midfielder completed his move to North London and was immediately loaned back to his previous team, Metz.
Since making his Senegal debut in March of last year.
Sarr has made 11 appearances for the national team.