Jakobs makes first start for Senegal in Qatar showdown

Jakobs makes first start for Senegal in Qatar showdown

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DOHA: Defender Ismail Jakobs gets his first start of the tournament for Senegal and Meshaal Barsham gets the nod in goal for Qatar as the two sides meet in their second Group A game at the 2022 World Cup.

Jakobs, who was born in Germany and represented them at under-age level, came off the bench in Senegalโ€™s opening 2-0 defeat by Netherlands, a game he almost missed due to issues with international clearance.

Senegal manager Aliou Cisse swaps Jakobs in for the injured Cheikhou Kouyate and Pape Abou Cisse is replaced by Famara Diedhiou, while Qatar boss Felix Sanchez makes three changes from the side that lost 2-0 to Ecuador.

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