England is again in the knockouts of the FIFA world cup 2022 Qatar, in 2018 England finished in the fourth position and lost their semi-final match to Croatia. This year England has a better squad and will try to achieve the trophy which they lifted in 1966. They will play their first knockout match against African Champion Senegal.
England finished in the first position in group B with 7 points and Senegal finished in second place in group A behind the Netherlands. Both will play their round of 16 matches which was scheduled by FIFA B1vs A2.
England vs Senegal Round of 16 Match date and time
England vs Senegal match will be the third knockout match of the tournament which will be played on 4 December 2022 Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium.
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England Squad and line-up for round of 16
England is predicted to play in a 4-3-3 formation in a match against Senegal in the round of 16.
Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, and Bukayo Saka will play as forward strikers. That is why Harry Kane and Marcus Rashword were substituted in the match against Wales to protect them from injury. Jude Bellingham, Declan Rica, and Kalvin Phillips will be playing in mid-field. While in defense Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, Shaw, and Stones will play.
Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford showed brilliant performances in their last match against Wales and Marcus seems to be fighting for the Golden boot in this tournament he has already scored 3 goals in the round of 16. While Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker stayed like a defensive wall against opponents and they helped their team in attacking also.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford
Defenders: Shaw, Stone, Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Kalvin Phillips.
Forwards: Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford.
England Team Formation against Senegal
Senegal Squad and line-up for round of 16
Senegal played 4-2-3-1 against Ecuador in their last group-stage match, but against England, they may change their line-up to 4-3-3 so that they can stop England strikers like Karry Kane and Marcus Rashford.
Ismaila Sarr is the key player for Senegal in their forward position. Kaulibaly and Jacobs are the defending walls against opponents.
Senegal Predicted Line-up
Goalkeepers: Eduoard Mendy
Defenders: Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs (Monaco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), Formose Mendy ,
Midfielders: Pathe Ismael Ciss, Pape Gueye), Mamdou Loum.
Forwards: Boulaye Dia (Salernitana), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor), Ismaila Sarr (Watford).
Senegal Team Formation against England
England vs Senegal Head-to-head
England has never faced Senegal in history, this will be the first match of both teams against each other, and that it is a knockout.
England ranks at 5 and Senegal at 18th position in the FIFA men’s ranking.
Though England has not won any of the last 6 matches before the FIFA world cup, this team is a gem and deserves to dive deep into the tournament.
Senegal has won 4 out of the last 6 matches before the FIFA world cup and it is one of the best squads of Senegal in history that can challenge England. This will not be an easy task for England to beat Senegal in the round of 16.
England vs Senegal Match Prediction
England will play attacking and they will utilize the pace of Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford while Bukayo Saka also comes with a lot of pace. While Ismaila Sarr is an emerging star in this world cup who has scored a goal for Senegal in this world cup. Match will not be a goal-scoring match like England played against Iran or Wales. A maximum of 3 goals will be scored by both teams in this match.
England plays tactical football and understanding and line-up with their teammates seems to be perfect in the past few matches while their confidence in this world cup seems to be high which will give them an extra benefit.
England hasn’t lost any match in this world cup but Senegal lost their match against the Dutch which was their first match in this tournament. England’s position seems to be high against Senegal in this match.
England may win the match and the score might be England 2-1 Senegal.
The match will go in extra time after the 1-1 score in which England will make a lead and will kick Senegal out of the tournament.
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