Dutch name debut keeper, Diatta replaces Mane for Senegal

A Senegal fan in the stands before their FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A match against the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar on 21 November, 2022Reuters

The Netherlands named uncapped goalkeeper Andries Noppert in their starting line-up for Monday’s FIFA World Cup Group A clash against Senegal who opted for Krepin Diatta as the replacement for Sadio Mane.

After much speculation over the identity of the Dutch keeper, coach Louis van Gaal chose Noppert despite the fact he has yet to play an international.

Netherlands fans are seen with their mascots before the match

African champions Senegal have turned to Diatta to replace injured talisman Mane on the left side of their attack with Boulaye Dia given the striking role at the Al Thumama Stadium.

They have nine players from their Africa Cup of Nations winning squad in their starting line-up.


Senegal: Eduoard Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Nampalys Mendy, Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Abdou Cissse, Krepin Diatta, Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia

Netherlands: Andries Noppert, Daley Blind, Nathan Ake, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Denzel Dumfries, Steven Berghuis, Frenkie de Jong, Steven Bergwijn, Cody Gakpo, Vincent Janssen

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