Latest Senegal National Soccer Team News

Van Gaal's World Cup with Dutch has hugs, kisses and dancing

Dec. 07, 2022 15:41 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Three wins from the title that has eluded the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal has filled his World Cup with hugs, kisses and dancing. Leading his nation for the third time at age 71, he is the tournament's oldest coach. He also may be the most dapper, pacing the...

The next World Cup will jump to 48 teams. Is bigger better?

Dec. 07, 2022 04:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The next World Cup will be the biggest ever after world soccer body FIFA took the leap from a 32-team field to 48 teams in 2026. It means more of soccer's so-called “little teams” that didn't make it to Qatar will be given a chance of a lifetime when the...

Sterling leaves England World Cup camp after home break-in

Dec. 05, 2022 10:45 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England forward Raheem Sterling has left the team's World Cup camp in Qatar and returned to Britain after a break-in at his home. The 27-year-old Chelsea player missed England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal in the round of 16 on Sunday and it was not known if he...

Believe the hype, Bellingham is lighting up the World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:33 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jordan Henderson knew exactly who to thank after opening the scoring in England’s 3-0 win against Senegal at the World Cup. Pointing a finger in the direction of Jude Bellingham, Henderson charged over to his teammate, pressed his face nose-to-nose with the...

What next for African champ Senegal after World Cup exit?

Dec. 05, 2022 05:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — African champion Senegal was outplayed by England and given a reality check as it was eliminated in the last 16 at the World Cup. Senegal was missing its best player in Sadio Mane through injury and was also hampered by the absence of other key players against...

England reaches World Cup quarterfinals, beats Senegal 3-0

Dec. 04, 2022 18:34 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Like all great strikers, Harry Kane’s timing was perfect. The England captain got off the mark Sunday, scoring his first goal at this year's World Cup in a 3-0 victory over Senegal that set up a must-see match against France in the quarterfinals. ...

For Cisse, World Cup as coach much harder than as captain

Dec. 04, 2022 18:20 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — As captain, Aliou Cisse led Senegal to victory over the defending World Cup champions and all the way to the quarterfinals, matching Africa's best run in its first appearance at the tournament. As coach, Cisse is finding the World Cup much, much tougher. ...

Kylian Mbappé leads France past Poland 3-1 at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 17:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It all seems so straightforward — laughable, perhaps — for Kylian Mbappé when it comes to the World Cup. The France forward, who scored four goals when he led his country to the title four years ago as a 19-year-old phenom, put on yet another demonstration...

Sterling misses England's World Cup match with Senegal

Dec. 04, 2022 13:57 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of England’s World Cup round of 16 match with Senegal because of a “family matter,” the Football Association said Sunday. The forward started the Three Lions' opening two games in Group B, but was left out of the final...

Game of lies bonds England ahead of Senegal World Cup clash

Dec. 03, 2022 13:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A card game that relies on deception is strengthening the bond among England’s players ahead of their match against Senegal in the round of 16 at the World Cup. Werewolf, a game of roleplay and deduction, has become a popular pastime for the squad between...