U17 World Cup: Senegal beats Poland to qualify for the knockout stages

The Senegal U17 football team won its second victory in two matches by beating Poland (4-1) on Tuesday 14 November. The Cubs have already qualified for the round of 17 of the Under-<> World Cup.

Idrissa Guèye, who scored a hat-trick against Poland in the U17 World Cup. © Courtesy of FIFA

By: Ndiasse Sambe Follow


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The Poles had every reason to be wary of Senegal captain Amara Diouf, the star of this World Cup and who scored twice in the Lionceaux's first match against Argentina (2-1). And in the end, they contained the Senegalese number 10 well. But the Polish "Aiglons" had no idea that Senegal still possessed a jewel that was just waiting for the opportunity to shine. Idrissa Guèye, since he is the one we are talking about, was Poland's executioner, with a hat-trick (18', 52', 69'), and the strong man of a match that Senegal controlled.

With two wins in two games, Serigne Dia's charges are guaranteed to qualify for the knockout stages before their third group match against Japan on Friday 17 November.

On Wednesday, Burkina Faso, under pressure after its defeat (0-3) against France, will try to take points in front of the United States. On Monday, after winning their first matches, Mali and Morocco lost to Spain (0-1) and Ecuador (0-2) respectively.

The Under-17 World Cup takes place in Indonesia from 10 November to 02 December, the day of the final. Four teams (Senegal, Morocco, Burkina Faso, and Mali).

🇸🇳 Idrissa Gueye 🤝 Kaua Elias

🎩 🇧🇷Scoring #U17WC hat-tricks! pic.twitter.com/NXN3PHfhdy

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 14, 2023

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