Qatar v Senegal LIVE commentary: World Cup hosts face tough test to bounce back from Ecuador defeat against AFCON champions – kick-off time, team news and how to follow on talkSPORT

    Qatar face a huge ask to bounce back from their disappointing start to the World Cup in their second group game against Senegal.

    The tournament hosts failed to have a shot on target in their humbling 2-0 defeat to Ecuador and another loss could all but eliminate them already.

    Qatar will be keen to make amends for their drab debut


    Qatar will be keen to make amends for their drab debut

    Senegal also suffered defeat in their opening Group A fixture, but proved a much sterner test for the Netherlands.

    Aliou Cisse’s side fought hard against the Dutch but two late goals proved their undoing and they can ill-afford another slip up.

    Qatar v Senegal: talkSPORT coverage

    This World Cup Group A clash will get underway at 1pm on Friday, November 25. 

    The game will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium. 

    The action will be live on talkSPORT 2 from midday and we will also have a special pre-match preview show and plenty of analysis after full-time.

    Commentary will come from Joe Shennan and England Women’s striker Lianne Sanderson.

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    Mendy has had an inconsistent season with Chelsea before coming to represent his country in Qatar


    Mendy has had an inconsistent season with Chelsea before coming to represent his country in Qatar

    Qatar v Senegal: Squads and team news

    Saad Al Sheeb endured a difficult game against Ecuador and may be rotated in goal but the hosts otherwise have no fresh injury concerns.

    Senegal, who lost talisman Sadio Mane through injury on the eve of the tournament, are now sweating on the fitness of Cheikhou Kouyate.

    The Nottingham Forest star was stretched off against the Netherlands with an ankle problem and remains a doubt.


    • Goalkeepers: Saad Al Sheeb, Meshaal Barsham, Yousuf Hassan
    • Defenders: Pedro Miguel, Musaab Khidir, Tarek Salman, Bassam Al Rawi, Khoukhi Boualem, Abdelkarim Hassan, Ismael Mohammed, Homam Al Amin
    • Midfielders: Jassim Jabir, Ali Asad, Mohammed Waad, Salem Al Hajri, Assim Modibo, Mustafa Meshaal, Karim Boudiaf, Abdulaziz Hatim, Naif Alhadhrami
    • Forwards: Hassan Al-Haydos, Akram Afif, Almoez Ali, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Alaa, Khalid Muneer


    • Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Alfred Mendy, Seny Dieng
    • Defenders: Youssouf Sabaly, Abdou Diallo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abou Cisse, Ismail Jakobs, Formose Mendy
    • Midfielders: Idrissa Gana Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Krepin Diatta, Pape Gueye, Pape Matar Sarr, Pathe Ciss, Moustapha Name, Loum Ndiaye
    • Forwards: Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Bamba Dieng, Famara Diedhiou, Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye

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