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England’s pursuit of a first major trophy in 56 years will be tested by African champions Senegal in Sunday’s World Cup action. Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP

BREAKING World Cup 2022 news: England and Senegal name their starting teams

World Cup 2022 is at the round of 16 stage, with England vs Senegal tonight’s highlight. Here are the two sets of team news.

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England’s pursuit of a first major trophy in 56 years will be tested by African champions Senegal in Sunday’s World Cup action. Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP

World Cup 2022 is about to get very serious indeed.

England vs Senegal kicks off in just under an hour, and both sides have announced their starting teams for the encounter.

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World Cup: England vs Senegal confirmed starting XIs

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson; Saka, Bellingham, Foden; Kane

Senegal: E. Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; Diatta, Ciss, N. Mendy, Sarr; Dia, Ndiaye

England’s starting XI to take on Senegal. Image: @england / Twitter

Strong Premier League flavour for Senegal

There’s a start for Arsenal star Bukayo Saka as well as Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson. Senegal’s starting XI contains three current Premier League stars in the shape of Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly and Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy. Ismaila Sarr also has top-flight experience in England with Watford.

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Will The Lions of Teranga roar against England? Image: @fsfofficielle / Twitter

Giroud & Mbappe send defending champions into the quarterfinals

Les Bleus beat Poland 3-1 on Sunday evening courtesy of a brace from Kylian Mbappé and a record-breaking goal from Olivier Giroud, who now has 52 goals for for France, taking him ahead of Thierry Henry in the all-time stakes.

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Arsenal star Saka starts for England. Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Defending champions France will be waiting for the winners of England vs Senegal in the quarterfinals. What a tasty match that will be, whoever progresses.

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