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THE LAST 16
England will face Senegal after qualifying for the knockout rounds as Group B winners. Senegal progressed from the group stage for only the second time after a 2-1 win over Ecuador earlier on Tuesday, to finish second behind Netherlands in Group A. This will be the first time the two teams have played each other.
Senegal are ranked 18th in the world – the highest of any African nation – and won their first Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 after being beaten finalists in 2019 and 2002.
In 2002, they made it to the World Cup quarterfinals, but they didn’t qualify again until 2018, when they lost in the group stage with just one victory in three games.
However, they will be without a number of important players against England on Sunday as Bayern Munich striker Sadio Mane was forced to withdraw from the competition due to injury and Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is serving a one-match suspension.
ROUTE TO THE FINAL
The winner of this match faces a quarterfinal matchup against either the Group D champions, France, or the Group C runners-up, Poland, which would be a challenging route to the final.
That match will take place on Saturday, 10 December and a semi-final would be played four days later, on Wednesday, 14 December. If England progress they could face Croatia, who finished second in 2018, as well as Portugal.
The final will take place at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar on 18 December. Potential opponents could be the Netherlands, Poland, Spain or Brazil, who are all on the opposite side of the draw.
That match will take place on Sunday, 4 December at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. It will kick off UK time at 7pm.