Sadio Mane of Senegal has been ruled out of the World Cup 2022.
Squads are being formed and finishing touches are being applied as the Gulf nation prepares to greet the world.
31 countries will join the hosts in what promises to be an amazing football feast.
Numerous stars ruled out of the 2022 World Cup
However, the build-up to this World Cup has felt a little different with club football only drawing to a close this week.
And with that has come the painful inevitability that some of the biggest stars in the game would get injured in the run-in and simply wouldn’t be fit for the tournament.
That, sadly, has become a reality for many stars who will have to watch their beloved nations tussle it out from afar while they heal from their various ailments.
Sadio Mane ruled out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Now, perhaps the biggest casualty so far has dropped, with Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane confirmed to be out of the World Cup.
Mane, who finished second in the running for the Ballon d’Or this year, limped out of Bayern Munich’s latest clash with Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.
Mane’s absence will be a massive blow for Senegal, who, boasting a strong squad, would have been quietly confident of going deep in the tournament.