England and Senegal will face off in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday night.
Both sides have demonstrated their scoring capabilities in the group-stage matches.
The match between the Three Lions and the Lions of Teranga is thought to be among the most exciting ones to watch in the knockout stages.
England coach Gareth Southgate believes his players are ready to go the distance against the African champions as they target a quarter-final place in Qatar this weekend.
“We’re prepared. We’ve had a process that we’ve followed,” Southgate said.
“We’ve won two of three shootouts and looked at how we can improve. But of course, there are so many other aspects we have to get right.
“We’re aiming to win the game in 90 minutes and to avoid extra time and penalties. But if we need to go beyond that we have to be ready mentally and physically. I believe we are.”
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse is a doubt for the clash against England due to illness.
This was revealed by assistant coach Regis Bogaert said on Saturday.
“He [Cissé] has been sick for a couple of days now and he let us take charge of training yesterday, obviously with his instructions,” said Bogaert.
“Hopefully tomorrow he will be able to come and be on the bench with the players but we are sure at 10pm [9pm SA time] he will be there with the team.”
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