AS Monaco left-back Ismaïl Jakobs (23) looks set to miss out on the World Cup, where he was set to represent Senegal, due to administrative reasons, according to RMC Sport.
Jakobs recently changed his international allegiance. The former Köln player decided to represent Senegal, the country of his father, despite representing Germany at U21 level. He was picked by Aliou Cissé during the last international break in September, featuring in both matches.
However, FIFA haven’t fully finalised his nationality change, and Jakobs now looks set to miss the entire tournament due to administrative reasons. He now looks set to be replaced by Anderlecht’s Moussa N’Diaye (20), who is yet to represent Senegal.
It is the latest setback for Senegal, who have lost Sadio Mané through injury. The Bayern Munich forward was crucial for Aliou Cissé’s side during last winter’s successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign, but they will have to make do without him in Qatar after he suffered an injury during the penultimate league game before the tournament.