Krépin Diatta and Ismail Jakobs head to the World Cup with Senegal!
And two more to make it five! After Takumi Minamino with Japan, Breel Embolo for Switzerland and Youssouf Fofana with the French team, we now know that two more AS Monaco players will play in the 2022 World Cup, bringing the Monegasque contingent in Qatar to five — Krépin Diatta and Ismail Jakobs have been called up for Senegal by Aliou Cissé.
📋✅ 𝙇𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙨 26 𝙡𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 retenus par le sélectionneur national Aliou Cissé pour disputer la Coupe du monde 2022. #FIFAWorldCup | #MankoWutiNdamli pic.twitter.com/EbwBPlpI7i
— FSF (@Fsfofficielle) November 11, 2022
A first World Cup
It’s a big honor for the two, who will have the chance to play in the first World Cup of their careers. It will even be a first major international competition for the left back, who has only two caps after being called up for the first time in September. His teammate, has already had the opportunity to in play AFCON in 2019 (one goal) and has played already 26 games with the Lions of Teranga, at only 23 years old.
A group with the hosts
Present among a list of 26 players, Krépin Diatta, Ismail Jakobs and their teammates have been drawn into Group A with the Netherlands, Ecuador and Qatar. If the Oranje seem to be the top team in this group, everything is open behind to obtain the second qualifying place for the round of 16, a stage which Senegal have not reached since 2002 when they made the quarterfinals.
The two will also be accompanied by two former Academy players: Abdou Diallo and Nampalys Mendy, as well as former Monegasque Fodé Ballo-Touré. This is without forgetting the star of the team — Sadio Mané who has been included despite some doubts about his participation. Congratulations Ismail and Krépin and good luck!
🇸🇳 Krepin Diatta and @IsmailJakobs will represent the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions @FootballSenegal at the @FIFAWorldCup 🙌
Congrats, boys! 👏 https://t.co/Ld5JVFarFB pic.twitter.com/0PQaxjsd5R
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 11, 2022
Senegal at the World Cup:
Monday, November 21 – Matchday 1, Group A : Senegal – Netherlands, 17:00
Friday, November 25 – Matchday 2, Group A : Qatar – Senegal, 14:00
Tuesday, November 29 – Matchday 3, Group A : Ecuador – Senegal, 17:00