Senegal look to continue Under-20 run

Senegal under-20 coach Joseph Koto
Senegal under-20 coach Joseph Koto has also been in charge of the senior Ternaga Lions

Senegal will be searching for a quarterfinal berth when they take on Mexico at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea on Thursday.

Coach Joseph Koto lead Senegal to the semi-finals when they made their debut at the tournament two years ago in New Zealand.

Koto welcomes back Ibrahima N'Diaye after the defender missed the final Group F game against Ecuador through suspension.

However Cavin Diagne, who was sent off in that goalless draw with Ecuador, and another defender Souleymane Aw both miss the Mexico clash through suspension.

Senegal began their campaign in South Korea with a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia before a 1-0 loss to USA.

Sweden-based striker Aliou Badji and Ibrahima Niane, who scored against Saudi Arabia, are expected to lead the attack for Senegal.Like Senegal the Mexicans also finished second in their group with a win, a draw and a loss.

Their only win was 3-2 over Vanuatu 3-2 and their other point came from a goalless draw with against Germany.

The winners will face England in the last eight after they beat Costa Rica 2-1 in the second round on Wednesday.

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