The damage to the Bayern Munich ahead is a crushing blow to Senegal’s probabilities at Qatar 2022.
Senegal ahead Sadio Mane is not going to play on the Qatar 2022 World Cup attributable to a leg damage, the group’s physician has mentioned.
“Sadly, as we speak’s [Thursday] MRI exhibits us that the development shouldn’t be as beneficial as we imagined and sadly, we now have to withdraw Sadio from the World Cup,” mentioned Manuel Afonso in a video on the official Senegal Twitter account on Thursday. He added that surgical procedure should be executed quickly.
Mane has been dominated out of the match due to an damage to his proper fibula, the nation’s soccer federation mentioned, which was sustained whereas taking part in for Bayern Munich in opposition to Werder Bremen throughout a German league recreation on November 8.
Most of Senegal’s squad arrived in Qatar for the World Cup on Sunday. The group’s first recreation in Qatar is in opposition to the Netherlands on Monday.
Senegal performs host Qatar 4 days after it faces the Netherlands. Its remaining recreation in Group A is in opposition to Ecuador on November 29.
Mane has been the group’s talisman, scoring the successful penalty on the Africa Cup of Nations remaining in Cameroon in February and 6 weeks later securing World Cup qualification. On each events, they edged out Egypt on post-match penalties.
Mane, 30, has twice been named African Footballer of the 12 months.
Doha, Qatar – The second Qatar has been ready for since 2010 is right here: the 2022 FIFA World Cup is prepared for kickoff.
However forward of Sunday’s opening recreation, the joy is palpable throughout the Gulf nation.
Followers are dancing on the streets, reproduction soccer jerseys are promoting out like sugary karak (milk tea), strings of miniature flags adorn nook outlets, entrance yards, faculties and skyscrapers are draped in gigantic posters of soccer heroes.
“I see increasingly new faces on the road daily,” Bernard Wanjiku, a store proprietor from Kenya, advised Al Jazeera at his Africa-focused outlet within the outdated, bustling neighbourhood of Mansoura.
From African garments and equipment to magnificence merchandise, Butterfly Magnificence Store claims to have all of it. The store has undergone a mini-transformation to match the event. Wanjiku is now promoting soccer flags, stickers, badges, wigs and jerseys and appears happy with how enterprise is doing.
“After I began promoting flags, Argentina, Brazil and Qatar have been the most well-liked nations,” he shouts over the sound of World Cup anthems blaring from his radio.
“Now there’s a sudden demand for African flags and jerseys. Ghana, Senegal and Morocco are the most well-liked. The truth is, I’ve nearly run out of Ghana flags,” he provides holding up one of many final remaining flags of the Black Stars.
Mansoura is dwelling to decrease to middle-income communities from Africa, South Asia and the Philippines. The realm has gone by a current transformation with the introduction of a metro station, building of latest outlets and residential buildings, and roadworks.
Given its central location, Mansoura is just a few metro stops away from a number of World Cup stadiums. Stadium 974 is the closest at six kilometres away, a mere 10-minute drive or three stops on the metro.
Taxi drivers cease for a fast one-riyal cup of karak, whereas most of the primarily South Asian youth calm down at avenue corners – and make World Cup predictions – after a tough day’s work. It’s a vibrant, multicultural neighbourhood.
All of the motion in downtown Doha
Musheireb, the oldest district within the capital Doha, and residential to the primary totally lit avenue within the nation, is now a glowing clear new downtown space.
Single-storey mud homes, baqaalas (nook outlets) and eating places relationship again to the Nineteen Seventies as soon as stood right here. However slim streets clogged with visitors are a factor of the previous. They’ve been changed with a purpose-built tram system and tall buildings that home five-star accommodations and high-end eating places.
The development and refurbishment that started after Qatar received the internet hosting rights to the World Cup got here to an finish just a few weeks in the past. Final-minute fixes and paint jobs in accommodations and museum buildings point out that the ending touches are nonetheless below approach.
Followers who come to the brand new Musheireb Downtown space can count on to catch all of the soccer motion on large screens, delve into Qatar’s historical past with exhibitions and screenings about its historical past, cheer on the house staff at al-Annabi Village – which hosts immersive experiences and exhibitions tracing Qatar’s soccer historical past, or admire the varied artwork and tradition exhibitions together with Frida Kahlo Immersive Biography and Endlessly Valentino, a tribute to the Italian style home.
A less-than-kilometre stroll throughout Musheireb takes you to Souq Waqif which has lengthy been the central and hottest vacationer hub in Doha. Now, it has become a 24-hour celebration zone teeming with followers from internationally.
In the meantime, the huge Al-Bidda Park, which is the venue for the FIFA Fan Competition, is a 20-minute stroll from the Souq, whereas the Corniche waterfront space is lower than a kilometre to the west. Barricades and police items surrounding the park, the Souq and the Corniche are seen from a distance as the realm has been pedestrianised to ease crowd motion in the course of the World Cup.
Should you search for from al-Bidda Park at evening, you’ll have the ability to see a few footballers passing a ball within the sky. Subsequent, the lights flit and flicker, writing “Welcome to Qatar”. Drone shows, fireworks and lightweight reveals are among the many dozens of nighttime shows deliberate to enthral followers in the course of the event.
On the bottom, fan parades have develop into a typical sight alongside the Corniche. Males, girls and kids of all ages and nationalities collect in giant teams to bounce, cheer and sing for his or her favorite groups – with Brazil, Argentina, Morocco, Senegal and England the most well-liked to date.
Whereas these followers have been termed “pretend” or “borrowed” by some worldwide information shops, it has completed little to dampen their spirits. They love soccer – Messi is one standout idol – no matter their origin.
Draped in nationwide flags of all colors, they descend on hubs similar to the primary boulevard in Lusail metropolis, dwelling to Lusail Stadium, and march of their lots of to the beating of drums.
Who’re you rooting for?
“I’m Qatari however I’m supporting Argentina,” says Sara al-Haji, a Qatari media pupil. “It’s easy. I like Leo Messi and so does my mom.”
Sarah and her associates from Qatar College have arrange a stall within the Katara Cultural Village, a hub that’s host to artwork galleries, an amphitheatre, eating places and a seashore, situated a 10-minute drive or metro journey from downtown Doha.
To anybody who stops by, Sarah presents Arabic espresso, biscuits, and an opportunity to be taught extra about Qatari and Islamic tradition.
“We felt the necessity to change the picture of Qatar and Islam within the eyes of the West,” provides Sara’s good friend Dalal. Their small set-up features a World Cup-themed exercise nook providing staff colouring sheets, stickers, badges and flags for youngsters.
“We’ve had fairly just a few Argentinian followers cease by to strive our espresso and have a chat. They made TikTok movies about Qatar and mentioned they’ll root for our staff.”
From style reveals to concert events and theatre performances, to kids’s actions and amusement parks there’s an occasion going down in each a part of the nation. Colleges and nurseries have marked an early finish of time period with World Cup events of their very own.
Youngsters, kitted out of their favorite staff’s colors have been dancing to the event soundtrack and holding cardboard variations of World Cup trophies aloft.
Pleasure ranges are rising, the festivities are in full swing and the groups are arriving. Opening day approaches – let the video games start.
Navy frees 4 foreigners as a part of a prisoner amnesty to mark Myanmar’s Nationwide Victory Day, experiences say.
Myanmar’s army has launched an Australian educational, a Japanese filmmaker and an ex-British diplomat as a part of a prisoner amnesty, based on media experiences.
Main Normal Zaw Min Tun instructed the Voice of Myanmar and Yangon Media Group on Thursday that Sean Turnell, Toru Kubota and Vicky Bowman, in addition to an unidentified American, had been launched and deported.
There was no speedy unbiased affirmation of the strikes.
Turnell, 58, an affiliate professor in economics at Sydney’s Macquarie College who labored as an financial adviser to elected chief Aung San Suu Kyi, was arrested by safety forces at a lodge in Yangon shortly after the army seized energy in a coup in February 2021.
He was sentenced in September to a few years in jail for violating the nation’s official secrets and techniques and immigration legal guidelines.
Kubota, a 26-year-old Tokyo-based documentary filmmaker, was arrested on July 30 by plainclothes police in Yangon after taking pictures and movies final 12 months of a small flash protest in opposition to the army takeover.
He was convicted final month by the jail courtroom of incitement for taking part within the protest and different costs and sentenced to 10 years in jail.
Bowman, 56, a former United Kingdom ambassador to Myanmar, was arrested together with her husband, a Myanmar nationwide, in Yangon in August.
She was given a one-year jail time period in September for failing to register her residence.
Myanmar has been in political turmoil since final 12 months’s coup, after generals arrested civilian leaders together with Aung San Suu Kyi in early morning raids on February 1, 2021.
The ability seize led to mass protests, which have advanced into an armed resistance to the army’s rule. Myanmar’s generals have responded with power, killing at the very least 2,465 individuals, based on the Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners, a civil society group.
An extra 13,000 individuals have been detained, the group stated.
Myanmar Now, an unbiased information outlet, cited the army council as saying the pardons had been granted as a result of it was Myanmar’s Nationwide Day.
“On Nationwide day, the army council introduced that nearly 6,000 prisoners had been launched. Amongst these had been 4 foreigners and 11 celebrities,” the information report stated.
Analysts say Myanmar’s army could also be responding to stress from Southeast Asian heads of presidency, who condemned final week the generals’s lack of progress on a peace plan agreed final 12 months.
At a summit of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), leaders known as for measurable progress on the 5 Level Consensus or threat being barred from the bloc’s conferences. In addition they agreed on a necessity for “concrete, sensible and measurable indicators with a particular timeline”.
Zachary Abuza, an knowledgeable on Southeast Asian politics, stated Myanmar’s “junta fears a tougher line” from ASEAN, together with considerations that members of the bloc might assist Malaysia’s calls to reject an election the generals plan to carry subsequent 12 months.
The discharge of the 4 foreigners “is a preemptive transfer to encourage engagement,” tweeted the professor on the Nationwide Battle School in Washington, DC.
Bowman, Turnell & Kubota to be launched by #Myanmar authorities this hour. Junta fears a tougher line from #Indonesia & #Malaysian FM Saifuddin’s name to reject the 8/23 elections from gaining power amongst different ASEAN members. It is a preemptive transfer to encourage engagement.