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In the 2026 World Cup qualifiers Group B, South Sudan and Mauritania clash at the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade on Tuesday, both seeking their first points after opening-day defeats.

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South Sudan suffered a 4-0 defeat against Senegal in their Group B opener, with goals from Pape Matar Sarr, Lamine Camara, and a brace from Sadio Mane. Nicolas Dupuis's team aims to break their losing streak and kickstart their World Cup journey after losing their last four matches.

Mauritania, unbeaten in their previous two encounters with South Sudan, began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 loss to Congo DR. Despite the setback, they had secured two consecutive victories over Sudan and Gabon in the AFCON qualifiers, finishing as Group I runners-up.

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Despite the defeat to Senegal, South Sudan is expected to field a similar starting XI, featuring Tito Okello, Valentino Yuel, and Ajak Riak in the attack.

Mauritania, following an injury-free game against Congo DR, is likely to maintain an unchanged starting side, including Babacar Niasse in goal and Pape Ibnou Ba leading the attack.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:00 GMT (4:00 PM).

South Sudan 1-1 Mauritania