Senegal defender Saliou Ciss has been ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia with an ankle injury.
The 28-year-old left-back suffered the injury in last month’s friendly against Luxembourg and has not recovered sufficiently.
France-based defender Adama Mbengue has been drafted in to replace Ciss in Senegal’s squad.
The Teranga Lions will begin their Russia 2018 campaign against Poland on 19 June in Moscow.
“Saliou Ciss can no longer participate in the World Cup because of a serious injury that occurred during our team’s preparation,” the Senegal Football Federation (FSF) said in a statement. Read more