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2022 FIFA World Cup : Group A Match Highlights


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As the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar group stage matches continues , teams from group A played their second match of the tournament.


Here are the Highlights of today’s matches


Group A : Qatar vs Senegal


Senegal defeated Qatar 3-1 at Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar on Friday to advance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Senegal's overwhelming 3-1 victory against hosts Qatar in Group A keeps their Round of 16 qualification hopes alive.


Qatar is now on the verge of being eliminated as a result of the outcome. Only a loss for the Netherlands in today's second Group A encounter will keep the hosts still in the competition.


Due to Senegal's 3-1 victory over Qatar on Friday, the host country was on the verge of being eliminated early from their own World Cup.


Senegal took the lead after goals from Boulaye Dia and Famara Diedhiou just before halftime, but Qatar's substitute Mohammed Muntari scored to tie the score in the 78th, setting up a thrilling conclusion.


Six minutes later, Senegal's replacement Bamba Dieng scored to seal the outcome and put the team back in contention in Group A after losing their opening match to the Netherlands 2-0.


The loss left bottom-place Qatar anxiously awaiting further outcomes if they are to avoid being just the second World Cup hosts to lose in the first round, after South Africa in 2010.


If Ecuador loses against the Netherlands later on in the day, it will be confirmed that Qatar has been eliminated, becoming them the first World Cup hosts to lose after two games.


In their opening-round loss to Ecuador by a score of 2-0, Qatar had a shaky tournament, and they continued to exhibit that trepidation against Senegal.


After his weak performance in the opener, the Asian champions moved Saad Al Sheeb to the bench.


Meshaal Barsham, who took over for him, initially lacked confidence, flailing at a corner as Senegal attempted to score first.


Senegal had already missed scoring opportunities through Ismaila Sarr and Nampalys Mendy by that point, and as the first half went on, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Youssouf Sabaly wasted further opportunities.


Group A : Netherlands vs Ecuador


At the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Netherlands and Ecuador tied 1-1 in their second Group A match.


Enner Valencia tied the score for the South American country after Cody Gakpo gave the Dutch the lead with his second tournament goal; the outcome eliminated the host nation from the competition.


The Netherlands were held to a 1-1 draw by a tenacious Ecuador on Friday, which eliminated the host country Qatar and gave Cody Gakpo another World Cup goal, but they missed the opportunity to advance to the round of 16.


The Netherlands took the lead in the sixth minute at the Khalifa International Stadium thanks to a brilliant strike from gangly PSV Eindhoven forward Gakpo, who has been heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester United. Enner Valencia scored the equalizer for Ecuador four minutes after halftime, and they deserved it because they had a sizable and vocal crowd behind them as they fought back with such ferocity that it rattled the Dutch.


Following his brace in his nation's first victory over Qatar, Valencia scored his third goal of the World Cup with Ecuador.


One effect of this outcome is that the host country, who has now suffered two defeats, is the first team to be ousted from their own World Cup.


The Netherlands, who have lost in the semifinals three times, aren't quite through to the next round since Ecuador and Senegal, who earlier overcame Qatar 3-1, are just one point ahead of them.


On Tuesday, the final two Group A games—Ecuador vs. Senegal—will take place. Louis van Gaal's Dutch team will take on the hosts knowing that a draw will guarantee their place in the knockout stage.


Memphis Depay was the subject of a lot of discussion prior to this game because he had performed well as a second-half substitute in Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Senegal, which was his first game in two months following a thigh injury.


Here, the 23-year-old Gakpo was once more the standout in front of goal despite having begun on the bench.


He scored the late headed goal that gave Senegal the lead, and he made a breakthrough on this occasion by launching a left-foot drive, set up by Davy Klaassen, between Hernan Galindez's helpless dive and the left-hand post.


As the match continue , who will able to secure the spot for knock out round?


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