The meeting in Doha ended with the score 2:0
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The Netherlands team defeated the team of Senegal (the current winner of the Africa Cup of Nations) in the group stage match of the World Cup in Qatar.
The Group A meeting at the El Tumama Stadium in Doha ended with a score of 2:0. In the 84th minute, Cody Gakpo headed the ball after Frenkie de Jong’s pass, and in the 9th minute of stoppage time, Davy Klassen played a good rebound.
Senegalese defender Cheiko Kouyate landed badly in the second half after an aerial combat and left the field on a stretcher. Also injured in a collision with an opponent was another defender of the African team, Abdou Diallo.
For the first time in history, the Dutch national team has not conceded a single goal in four World Cup matches in a row and became the first team with such a series since 2010, when the Spaniards managed to do this.
Klassen scored the latest Dutch goal in a World Cup and the second-latest goal in tournament history after Iranian Mehdi Taremi’s penalty against England earlier on 21 November.
England scored six goals against Iran with 24 added minutes
In the next match, the Dutch will play with the Ecuadorians on November 25, and the Senegalese will meet with the Qatar national team.
Senegalese before the start of the tournament lost its leader Sadio Mane due to injury.
RBC Sport led the online broadcast of the Netherlands-Senegal match.