Fifa suspends Senegal midfielder

Senegal midfielder Pape Gueye

In this file photo taken on November 25, 2021 Galatasaray's Romania's midfielder Alexandru Cicaldau (left) and Marseille's Senegalese midfielder Pape Gueye (right) vie for the ball during their Uefa Europa League match at the Nef Stadium, in Istanbul. Senegal's Pape Gueye has been suspended by Fifa following a dispute between his club Marseille (French Ligue 1) and Watford (English Premier League), Senegal head coach announced on January 14, 2022.

Photo credit: Ozan Kose | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Midfielder Gueye started his career at Le Havre and was due to become a free agent in the summer of 2020
  • In April of that year, he signed a pre-contract with Watford before changing his mind and agreeing a deal with Marseille
  • The 22-year-old came off the bench for Senegal in their opening game in Cameroon on Tuesday but did not figure in Friday's 0-0 draw with Guinea

Dakar, Senegal

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