England vs Senegal, World Cup 2022: 5 Of The Biggest Updates 

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England cruised through the group stage but will face a stern test against high-flying Senegal in the Round of 16. We take a look at five major talking points of the game.

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Injury Status For Both TeamsGhana will miss the service of Cheikhou Kouyate, who got injured in the first match itself. For England, James Maddinson got a game time against Wales but is unlikely to start in this winners-take-all fixture.

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Gareth Southgate GameplanGareth Southgate is unlikely to deviate from the pragmatic setup that has been a source of frustration for English fans. Senegal offers a different kind of threat, and thus Southgate must not hide his attacking arsenal.

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The Idrissa Gueye-Shaped HoleGhana will miss the presence of Idrissa Gueye in the midfield, as the Everton star has been suspended from this fixture for picking two yellow cards in the group stage. It will be interesting to see how Senegal fill the Gueye-shaped hole in their team.

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Phil Foden ConundrumYet again, the Phil Foden conundrum presents itself. Foden is undoubtedly the brightest attacking talent England have, but Southgate prefers Mason Mount ahead of him. Foden started the last game, and England look like a completely different team. Will he start again?

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Senegal Forcing To Spot KickAliou Cisse is a willy operator who knows how to exploit the weakness of his opponents. And is likely to organise his defence in a low-block fashion in an attempt to extend the game to a penalty shootout.

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