Sat, 28 Jan 2023

Senegal Win Helps Eliminate Host Qatar from World Cup

Voice of America
26 Nov 2022, 07:05 GMT+10

Senegal strikers Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou and Bamba Dieng scored to secure a 3-1 victory over Qatar and left the host nation at the mercy of a later match Group A clash in the World Cup at Al Thumama Stadium on Friday.

Later Friday, Ecuador and Netherlands tied, which eliminated Qatar from the tournament.

A howler from Boualem Khoukhi allowed Dia to net the opener 4 minutes before halftime when the defender got the ball caught under his feet as he tried to clear before Diedhiou headed in a second and Dieng scored the final goal.

Qatar scored its first ever World Cup goal with 12 minutes of ordinary time remaining as Ghana-born striker Mohammed Muntari headed in Ismail Mohamad's cross, but the rare moment of celebration for the home supporters proved only a consolation.

More Qatar News

Access More

Sign up for Qatar News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!