Qatar made history by scoring the first goal in the history of the World Cups, but at the same time they began to say goodbye to their World Cup by losing 1-3 against a Senegal team that added their first three points, guided by their four attackers and with, this time yes, the appearance of Edouard Mendy who last season won the gold glove.
Félix Sánchez came out with a change in the goal compared to the debut. Meshaal Barsham replaced Saad Al Sheeb, noted in the debut; but the level of both was not very different. Too much momentum, agile in the starts but without measuring and erratic with the ball at his feet. It generated insecurity, but nothing could be done in the goal that opened the scoring.
It took 41 minutes to arrive, but from the beginning it was seen that it was a matter of time. Senegal also changed the starting plan and went for it all: four forwards and to enjoy, their coach, Aliou Cissé, would think.
Without Sadio Mané, it was Ismaïla Sarr who took the reins of the attack. The danger passed through his boots, although he was not the one who made it 0-1. A long shot by Krepin Diatta caused a major mistake in the clearance by Boualem Khoukhi, failing to clear it, falling to the ground and leaving the ball loose inside the area so that Boulaye Dia, formerly of Villarreal and currently at Salernitana, put the team ahead. African team and put an end to the imprecision in the last meters they had.
A goal that came six minutes after Qatar claimed a penalty. Sarr went down to defend to challenge for the ball from Afif, who got in front of the ball, stretched out his leg and the Senegalese ran over him. The referee, Antonio Mateu Lahoz, who was debuting in his second World Cup, considered that he was a more sought-after contact for the local attacker who is missing from the defender. From the VAR the play was reviewed and they did not appreciate anything punishable, so the protests came to nothing.
Like the attempted reaction of a hostess who, only when she was uninhibited, left behind a disappointing image for the 2019 Asian champion, and who conscientiously prepared the most important moment in her history, such as the World Cup that will be held until December 18. , the first in the Middle East.
Famara Diedhiou made it 0-2 in the 49th minute, with a good clearance at the near post after a corner and turning his neck perfectly to give the ball the exact precision. The game, and the dream of being in the round of 16 was fading, but the Arab team took pride.
The next 20 minutes were the best for Qatar in the World Cup. Possession of the ball, impudence… and they found their first shot on goal after 153 minutes of play, but Mendy cleared Almoez Ali’s shot for a corner after Afif’s pass. And the Senegalese, also criticized in the premiere against the Netherlands, became a giant.
Ismaeel Mohammad shot inside the small area, dreaming of making history, but the Chelsea goalkeeper pulled his reflexes and postponed the Qatari dream at minute 78, in which Ismaeel was a participant, since a cross of his was headed by Mohammed Muntari to close the gap.
1-2 and Qatar believed they could get a point. He went upstairs, as the occasion demanded, but the plan did not go as expected.
Just six minutes later, Bamba Dieng put another two goals ahead and put an end to any doubt that the score might have, and adding another goal to Senegal’s account, which, depending on the results, could be key to being in eighth.
A round in which Qatar can only appear if Ecuador beats the Netherlands and Senegal, in the last day, and they beat the Netherlands. Something that, at this moment, is a chimera.
Qatar vs. Senegal: relive the incidents of the match
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What time do Qatar vs. Senegal in the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
- Mexico – 7:00 a.m.
- Peru – 8:00 a.m.
- Ecuador – 8:00 a.m.
- Colombia – 8:00 a.m.
- Venezuela – 9:00 a.m.
- Bolivia – 9:00 a.m.
- Argentina – 10:00 a.m.
- Chile – 10:00 a.m.
- Uruguay – 10:00 a.m.
- Paraguay – 10:00 a.m.
- Brazil – 10:00 a.m.
- Spain – 2:00 p.m.
With a view to the second challenge at home, the Qatar coach stated that “Does it get learnt from mistakes”. In this sense, Sánchez believes that they will show a better version, since they have already overcome the stage fright of the debut at home: “We have to be ourselves”added in relation to what he expects from the champion of the Asian Cup in 2019.
On his side, Senegal was close to keeping a point against the ‘Oranje’. But, a couple of errors by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy cost them a 2-0 loss. Despite this, Cissé indicated that he has full confidence in the ‘1 ′ of Chelsea. In addition, the strategist of ‘Los leones de la Teranga’ hopes that Ismaila Sar and Krepin Diatta will be the offensive solution in the absence of Sadio Mané.
Qatar vs. Senegal: transmission channels
- Mexico – SKY Sports
- Peru – DirecTV Sports
- Ecuador – DirecTV Sports, Teleamazonas
- Colombia – DirecTV Sports
- Venezuela – DirecTV Sports
- Bolivia – Tigo Sports
- Argentina – DirecTV Sports, TeleCentro, Public TV, DeporTV
- Chile – DirecTV Sports
- Paraguay – Tigo Sports, SNT, Channel Thirteen, Telefuturo
- Uruguay – DirecTV Sports, Antel TV, Montecable HD 1, Channel 10, TeleDoce,
- Brazil – SporTV, Globo
Where to watch Qatar vs. Senegal in the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
- Peru – DirecTV GO
- Ecuador – DirecTV GO, CNT Play, ECF Play
- Colombia – DirecTV GO
- Venezuela – DirecTV GO
- Bolivia – Tigo Sports App, Entel TV Smart
- Argentina – DirecTV GO, Cont.ar
- Chile – DirecTV GO
- Paraguay – Tigo Sports App
- Uruguay – DirecTV GO, MCGo Live
- Brazil – GloboEsporte.com, NOW NET and Claro
- Spain – World Goal, Movistar Plus
Qatar vs. Senegal: possible party line-ups
- Qatar: Al Sheeb; Pedro Miguel, Al Rawi, Khoukhi, Hassan, Ahmed; Waad, Boudiaf, Hatem; Afif and Almoez Ali.
- Senegal: Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Jakobs; Mendy, Gueye, Kouyate; Jackson, Dia, and Sarr.
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