England vs Senegal – World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates

England vs Senegal LIVE: Marcus Rashford is DROPPED by Gareth Southgate despite his two Wales goals as Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden start last-16 clash… with Raheem Sterling unavailable

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the World Cup last-16 clash between England and Senegal. 

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One of them enforced as the suspended Idrissa Gueye drops out the team, with Pape Gueye also missing out as Nampalys Mendy and Krepin Diatta coming in.

In comes in attack as Bukayo Saka is restored in place of Marcus Rashford, despite the Manchester United forward scoring twice last time out against Wales.

Jordan Henderson keeps his place in the side in favour of Jude Bellingham.

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Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Bellingham, Rice, Henderson, Saka, Foden Kane.






The forward will be unavailable for selection for the last-16 clash with Senegal due to a family issue. It is of course a huge blow for Gareth Southgate and the Three Lions but let’s hope all is ok with Sterling too.

Sportsmail’s sources indicate that Sterling may have even flown home.

Raheem Sterling is not available for selection for the #ThreeLions tonight as he is dealing with a family matter. pic.twitter.com/CR6cU8J0wE


The supporters spelling out the name of the national team have helped add to the atmosphere during Senegal’s games throughout this tournament  with their dancing during the game and it’s good to see they will be back again this evening.

There was an amusing clip of a fan with a Morocco scarf joining in with them during the week – sadly though he is nowhere to be seen.



That night in Russia when suddenly England’s World Cup campaign in 2018 really took off. After a 1-1 draw with Colombia, the match went to penalties and England fans probably thought the worst given the team’s previous awful record at shoot-outs.

But Jordan Pickford’s outstanding save after Colombia hit the crossbar eventually allowed Eric Dier to stroke home the winning spot-kick and send England into the quarter-finals.

What a night!





FIFA’s best goalkeeper in 2021, an Under 20 World Cup winner, a centre-back pairing worth £60m and a Manchester United transfer target… the Senegalese stars out to spoil England’s party at the World Cup

ROBERT DINEEN: The African Cup of Nations champions faced a huge blow on the eve of the tournament when their talisman and key player Sadio Mane was ruled out through injury.

However, there are several other stars in Aliou Cisse’s squad who have stepped up during their memorable run to the knockout stages.

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England or Senegal are confirmed to play France in the quarter-final

That is because France have just beaten Poland 3-1, thanks to a second half double from a classy Kylian Mbappe after Olivier Giroud’s first half strike.

Poland eventually found the net through Robert Lewandowski but only with the last kick of the game from the penalty spot.

France now sit back and wait for the winner of tonight’s fixture in the last eight.


FWIW (not a lot) it’s the team I would have picked – Saka/Foden

No sign of the popular red shirt appearing again, but is the white home shirt growing on you a little? Not many liked it when it was released.

Senegal will instead be wearing their change colours of green.



Sportsmail now understands following earlier reports that Bukayo Saka will be coming back into the England side, and it will be Marcus Rashford making way for him.

Harsh on the Manchester United forward?

Don’t change the team that beat Wales, Harry Kane to stay central – and finally score – and avoid our Iceland example… Wayne Rooney gives HIS plan for how England can beat Senegal at the World Cup

Wayne Rooney has admitted Gareth Southgate’s England side can learn from their shock Euro 2016 defeat by Iceland to overcome the pressures of playing knockout football.

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Senegal have never looked better… so how far can they go at the World Cup under boss Aliou Cisse who skippered them to a superb quarter-final 20 years ago?

It’s time to have a little look on what England are up against this evening. The Three Lions may be favourites to win this game but beware of the threat Senegal could possess.

They haven’t reached this stage for 20 years when at Korea/Japan they reached the quarter-finals, but back then they were not expected to go beyond to get out of the group.

This may be a different team but even without talisman Sadio Mane it’s a good one and England will have to be at their best this evening.

Here is a pre-tournament piece looking back at Senegal’s memorable 2002 World Cup.

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Interesting reports from elsewhere concerning how England will line up tonight, with Sky now believing it could be a front three of Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden to support Harry Kane, indicating Marcus Rashford may be the forward missing out despite scoring twice in the 3-0 win over Wales in an excellent display.

England have already played at the Al Bayt Stadium once, but perhaps to a few concerned it was against the USA when they put in by far their worst tournament in a 0-0 draw.




‘I got it wrong on Harry Maguire!’: Sportsmail’s Chris Sutton holds up his hands on England’s centre back, who he said should have been left at HOME… but expects his ‘sternest test’ against Senegal, on WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL

England’s game against Senegal will be the toughest test of Harry Maguire’s World Cup campaign so far, according to Sportsmail’s CHRIS SUTTON.

The defender has enjoyed a positive tournament so far after doubts over his place in the side following a poor run of form for club Manchester United that saw him lose his place in the starting XI and fall down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

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France 0-0 Poland LIVE: Olivier Giroud puts a big chance wide as he slides to meet Ousmane Dembele’s driven cross… after Robert Lewandowski’s shot whistled past the post at the other end

We already have one last-16 tie underway today and it’s an important one from an England or Senegal perspective, with France taking on Poland.

We are approaching half-time in that clash – still no goals either – but you can follow events from the Al Thumama Stadium on this link with Sportsmail’s BEN WILLCOCKS


Bukayo Saka ‘set to START for England against Senegal – with Phil Foden or Marcus Rashford missing out’, report claims… as Gareth Southgate keeps his cards close to his chest

Here is the latest on the England team news heading into their match with Senegal. One of Phil Foden or Marcus Rashford to drop out after their goal scoring performances against Wales. It could be a brave call from Gareth Southgate…

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The side that struggled so badly against the USA? The team that went goal crazy against Iran? Or the side that effortlessly dumped Wales out of the competition.

I guess that’s why we are all here and we will get our answer soon enough as Gareth Southgate’s (below) men take on Senegal in the last-16 of the World Cup. Good afternoon all.


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