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FIFA World Cup Betting: The Lions of Teranga did not have much trouble making it to the World Cup. Senegal didn’t drop a match in a group that included South Africa and Burkina Faso, qualifying for Russia faster than most of their African counterparts. They allowed just three goals in their six qualifying matches and have looked sharp on defense in friendlies too. That defense will need to be on point in a group with forwards like Robert Lewandowski and James Rodriguez.
Once every four years, the world's most popular game has its biggest tournament. The World Cup is as big as it gets all over the world, especially for the 32 countries who have earned the right to partake in this tournament. We think of the World Cup as a four-week tournament in June and July every few years, but this is actually a tournament where every FIFA team in the world has a chance to make it to the big stage.
The 2018 World Cup in Russia will begin on Thursday, June 14 and run through the final on Sunday, July 15. All of the action can be seen on FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
Senegal Betting Odds
Odds on Senegal to win Group H: +550
Odds on Senegal to win 2018 World Cup: +25000
Senegal vs. Poland, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 11 a.m. ET, Otkrytie Arena (Moscow)
Senegal vs. Japan, Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11 a.m. ET, Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg)
Senegal vs. Colombia, Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10 a.m. ET, Cosmos Arena (Samara)
History at the World Cup
Senegal has only made it to the World Cup once before, but they gave us an incredible show. The country was seen as the sacrificial lamb for defending champions France in the first match of the tournament. However, they ended up pulling off an incredible upset that spurred them to success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
The Lions of Teranga didn’t drop a match in the Group Stage and ended up making it to the knockout rounds. Once there, they showed us they weren’t about to just call it a tournament and knocked off Sweden in extra time to make it to the Quarterfinals. There, Senegal was even with Turkey at the end of regulation, but gave up a golden goal to fall. Still, it was an amazing debut.
Player to Watch
Sadio Mane is going to be the catalyst for Senegal’s offense. He has had a fantastic season with Liverpool, tallying 17 goals and eight assists for the Reds. His speed has made him a terror in the Premier League, and he is usually off to the races with a little bit of space.
Unfortunately, injuries have plagued him throughout his career. Mane has been dealing with an occasional hamstring issue this season, and he missed a number of games earlier in Liverpool’s campaign. He has been healthy lately though, and if he remains unscathed he could end up having a fantastic tournament.
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