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Senegal vs Colombia match Preview, Dream XI Predictions and Line-Up

Senegal vs Colombia match Preview, Dream XI Predictions and Line-Up
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Senegal and Columbia will play a face-to-face game today in the Samara Arena to make a place in the FIFA World Cup Pre-quarterfinals in Russia. For both teams, it will be a do-or-die contest because the losing team will be out of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup. Senegal is second at the group H with four points while their closest- rival Colombia is at third with three points. The winning team will get three points reward in their account and will qualify for the Last-16. In 2002, Senegal had entered to the quarter-finals. In this case, this is the last chance for Senegal to keep their hopes alive to enter in Last-16. Both the teams are in the same position and it will going to be a very exciting contest as hopes are clearly visible for both.

Colombia also entered the quarter-finals in 2014. In such a situation, they would have the same aim to beat Senegal in the final-16 round. Columbia suffered a 2-1 defeat due to poor defense against Japan, while Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 in the first match. While improving its game, Colombia won 3-0 on Poland in the next match and Senegal played a draw against Japan was 2-2. If Senegal won this game, they would not have to struggle for the knockout in the final Group match against Colombia.

Senegal Probable XI: Khadim Ndiaye; Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Salif Sane, Moussa Wague; Cheikhou Kouyate, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Idrissa Gana Gueye; Sadio Mane, Mbaye Niang, Ismaila Sarr

Colombia Probable XI: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Mateus Uribe, Carlos Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez; Radamel Falcao


This contest could be a high rated-final for The Teranga Lions, who showed some defensive weaknesses in the previous 2-2 draw with Japan,  We can expect a counter-attacking performance from Senegal’s side. Colombia are coming with a sensational performance in a 3-0 victory over Poland.


About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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