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Senegal, the CAF U-20 champion, hopes to recover and advance from the group stage.

Senegal's Young Teranga Lions will face Israel on May 24, 2023, at the La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina's capital city of Buenos Aires Province.

Malick Daf's team did not concede a goal during the CAF U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), but they did lose their first game after conceding one.

The Senegal team is competing in the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the fourth time, and their best performance in the tournament so far has been in 2015, when they advanced to the semifinals before losing 5-0 to Brazil and then 3-1 to Mali in the third-place game.

The Senegal team faces a difficult task in the same stadium where they lost their first game of the competition. If they do not win, their journey will be cut short after two games.

Pape Diop of Belgian side Zulte Waregem and Mamadou Lamine Camara of Morocco's RS Berkane are two players to watch in the Senegalese midfield.

Amidou Diop and Souleymane Basse will start at full-back, while Babacar Ndiaye and Seydou Sano will remain in the lineup after forming a central defence alliance for each of the six games in Egypt.

This will be the first formal meeting between Senegal and Israel. Senegal's 10-match winning streak came to an end when they were defeated by Japan.

Senegal's unshakeable defence has been the foundation of their recent victories, and Malick Daf's team will bring their A-game defensively to close out Israel. Although Israel could surprise the CAF U-20 Champions, Amad Diallo, the captain, and his team believe the Senegalese will come out on top, even if they do not receive a perfect score.

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