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Souare Named In Senegal Squad

5 November 2015

Eagles full-back Pape Souare has been named in the Senegal squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifying double header against Madagascar.

The defender will link up with his national side next week as they head into a two-legged play-off game to try and advance into the CAF qualifying group stages to grab a spot at the tournament in Russia in three years' time.

Souare's first game will be in the city of Antananarivo against the African minnows on 13th November before the return leg in Dakar the following Tuesday.

The Palace man is one of seven Premier League players in the Senegal squad, and should add to his total of 14 caps for his country in the next 10 days.

Senegal squad: 

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Lys Gomis (Frosinone), Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya AC).

Defenders: Issa Cissokho (Genoa), Lamine Gassama (Lorient), Lamine Sané (Bordeaux), Pape Souaré (Crystal Palace), Kalidou Coulibaly (Naples), Kara Mbodj (Anderlecht), Zarco Touré (Lorient), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes).

Midfielders: Alfred Ndiaye (Bétis),Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham),  Mouhamed Diamé (Hull City), Amara Baby (Charleroi), Cheikh Ndoye (Angers), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux), Younouss Sangaré (Guingamp), Issa Sarr (Orlando Pirates), Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa).

Attackers: Moussa Konaté (FC Sion), Sadio Mané (Southampton), Mame Birame Diouf (Stoke City), Diafra Sakho (West Ham), Baye Oumar Niasse (Lokomotiv Moscow)

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