Match preview: Senegal vs Netherlands
Senegal suffered the major blow of losing Sadio Mane ahead of the World Cup.
The forward was included in the Lions of Teranga’s squad, however, he failed to overcome a calf problem.
Aliou Cisse’s side now face the tough task of negotiating a tricky group with one their star man.
Mane has been so crucial for the African side having scored crucial goals to fire them to AFCON glory and Qatar 2022.
They will now be pinning their attacking hopes on the likes of Ismaila Sarr and Famara Diedhiou.
Senegal qualified for the tournament finishing top of their group without defeat and by beating Egypt in the playoffs.
On Monday, they face their toughest test in Group A as they go head to head with the Netherlands.
Louis Van Gaal’s team have been very impressive this year winning six of their eight matches.
Oranje have defeated Poland, Belgium and Wales this year to finish top of their Nations League group.
They return to the World Cup following an eight-year absence after failing to qualify for Russia 2018.