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Footage of Players of African Champions Senegal Arriving in France Ahead of Bolivia Friendly Spotted
- Players of the Senegalese national team have started arriving in Orleans France ahead of their international friendlies
- The African champions will face Bolivia on September 24 at the Stade de la Source before engaging Iran three days later
- The team held its first training as preparations begin ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November
African champions, Senegal, have started training ahead of their international friendlies later this week against Bolivia and Iran in France.
The players arrived in Orleans, France on Monday afternoon as preparations begin for the final international break before the World Cup in Qatar.
In a video posted on Twitter, the players including new members of the team were seen trooping to their base in Orleans.
Coach Aliu Cisse held his first training session with the players as he fine tunes his team for Bolivia on Friday at the Stade de la Source.
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Meanwhile, Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane is yet to report to camp after a tough weekend in the Bundesliga with the Bavarians.
Senegal have high hopes going into the World Cup in November, having won the Africa Cup of Nations early this year.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal's national football team have been dealt a blow as forward Keita Balde may miss the upcoming World Cup in Qatar after being suspended for three months.
The forward was banned following an anti-doping test violation that occurred in April and will now sit out for three months meaning he won't be available for Senegal's World Cup campaign.
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The violation occurred on April 3rd this year after his former team's 5-1 defeat at the hands of Udinese in Serie A.
Patrice Evra regrets picking France over Senegal
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed that if he had the chance to make a decision on his international career, he would have played for Senegal.
Evra, who was born in Dakar, ended up playing for the French national team.
However, it was a decision he regrets, insisting there was too much politics in representing an European country as a player with dual citizenship.