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ENG vs SEN: Match Preview, Venue, Kick-Off Time, Team News, Formations And Potential Line Ups.

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Venue And Kick-Off Time

It is a battle of the Lions today, as the Three Lions of England take on the Teranga Lions of Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium by 20:00 WAT, in a contest that is expected to be hotly contested.

Match Preview

England were unbeaten in the group stage of the competition, as they won two of their three matches and drew one, which earned them seven points and top spot in the group.

They will be heading into today's match clearly as the top dogs and with much confidence, given their incredible performance in the group stage.

However, it will be unwise for them to underestimate their opponents who have quality players in their team.

Senegal started off the campaign with a loss to the Netherlands, however, they rallied back and recorded back-to-back victories in the last two matches against host Qatar and Ecuador. This saw them finish second with six points in the group.

The West Africans will face a tough opponent in England, however, they have the quality and ability to go past them to the next round.

Team News

England

All the squad members of the Three Lions are fit for the match, with the exception of Ben White who left the squad due to personal reasons.

James Maddison joined the match day squad against Ecuador last time out and should appear on the bench for this one.

Gareth Southgate is expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation with a front three of Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford after their brilliant display in the last game.

Possible Formation (4-3-3)

Potential Starting XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Kane, Rashford.

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Senegal

Aliou Cisse could miss up to two players for the match today, with Idrissa Gana Gueye set miss out due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

While Cheikhou Kouyate is expected to remain sidelined after he was stretched off in the game against the Netherlands.

Possible Formation (4-2-3-1)

Potential Starting XI: Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; Ciss, Gueye; Ndiaye, Loum, Sarr; Dia.

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