Senegal National Football Team


NameLions of Teranga(
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head Coach Aliou Cisse
Captain Kalidou Koulibaly
Home Stadium
FIFA code
Diamniadio Olympic Stadium
Caption: Facts

The Senegal National Football Team Federation operates the Senegalese national football team nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, which represents Senegal in international association football. Senegal advanced to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in 2002, becoming Africa’s second team to do so (behind Cameroon in 1990). They overcame defending champions France, drew with Denmark and Uruguay, and won Sweden in extra time in the round of 16, before falling to Turkey in the quarter-finals.

Caption: Team Captain

Early History:

On 4 April 1960, Senegal obtained independence from France and the FSF was created. On 31 December 1961, Senegal lost 3–2 against Dahomey (now Benin). The FSF is a FIFA and CAF member since 1962. Senegal’s first Africa Cup of Nations appearance was in 1965, where they finished second in their group and fourth overall. After a group stage exit in 1981, they didn’t qualify again until 1986.

History from 1990s to 2000s

Senegal placed fourth in the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations; they hosted the 1992 competition, when they lost to Cameroon in the quarterfinals after placing second in their group. After a scoreless draw with Cameroon in the 2002 championship game, Senegal fell in a penalty shootout. Senegal made their debut in the World Cup later that year. One of just three African teams to do so, they advanced from the group stage by defeating the defending world champions France in their opening match, drawing with Denmark and Uruguay, and then overcoming Sweden in extra time in the round of 16 to get to the quarterfinals (alongside Cameroon in 1990 and Ghana in 2010). There, they were defeated by Turkey in overtime

2010s History

Senegal were winless and pointless at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

After former manager Bruno Metsu died on 14 October 2013, numerous Senegalese players were summoned to attend and offer a minute of silence. All national league and national team activities were stopped in his honor.

West Africa missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing to Ivory Coast in the last qualification round. Senegal qualified for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments before the next World Cup, reaching the quarterfinals in 2015 and 2015. Senegal qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after beating South Africa 2–0 on November 10, 2017. Thiago Cionek’s own goal and M’Baye Niang’s goal helped Senegal beat Poland 2–1 in their group opener. Sadio Mané and Moussa Wagué scored in Senegal’s 2–2 draw with Japan. Losing 1–0 to Colombia in their last encounter tied them with Japan, who advanced due to a better fair play record. First time in World Cup history Senegal was eliminated in the group stage.

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach Aliou Cisse
Assistant CoachRegis Bogaert
Assistant Coach IINaby Traoré
Goalkeeping CoachTony Sylva
Team Coordinator Lamine Diatta
Physical TrainerDjibril Yattar
Media OfficerCiré Soumare
Technical DirectorAbdourahmane Fédior
Coaching Staff
Caption :Coach Alious


Senegal, which was depleted of many players due to COVID-19, took part in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which was postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic. Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in their opening game and drew their following two matches, which was enough for them to take first place in their group. Cape Verde and Senegal met in the round of 16. In the opening minute, Mané had a shot that struck the goal post. In the 21st minute, Patrick Andrade was dismissed following the video assistant referee’s intervention. Despite their superiority, the first half finished without a single shot on goal; Mané started the scoring from a corner a few minutes into the second half.

Caption: Team Senegal

In the quarterfinals, Senegal played Equatorial Guinea. Famara Diédhiou, who received a ball from Mane, gave the Lions the lead after 30 minutes of play. Senegal went on to win 3-1. Senegal defeated Burkina Faso 3-1 in the semifinal match. Egypt, who defeated Cameroon’s hosts in the semifinals, played Senegal in the championship game. Mane made the deciding kick in the shootout to give Senegal its first Africa Cup of Nations victory. Senegal traveled back home and joined a victory parade in Dakar, the nation’s capital. It ultimately turned into the largest party in the history of the nation.


Group A Division

1.Qatar (Qatar – FIFA World Cup 2022)
2.Ecuador(Ecuador national football team)
4.Neather land

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