Fifa World Cup 2022: Host Qatar made an embarrassing record by losing all the group matches
Fifa World Cup 2022: Netherlands and Senegal have also secured a place in the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup by winning their Group A matches. The Netherlands beat Qatar 2-0 while Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1. With this defeat, the host Qatar has made a very embarrassing record in the World Cup. Now Qatar has become the first host country in the history of World Cup football, which has lost all its group matches.
Along with England and America, Netherlands and Senegal have also made it to the pre-quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup by winning their Group A matches on Tuesday. While the Netherlands whitewashed the hosts Qatar 2-0, Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1. Along with this, the host Qatar has made a very embarrassing record in this World Cup. Now Qatar has become the first host country in the history of World Cup football, which has lost all its group matches. The Netherlands is on top of the group with 7 points on the back of two wins and one draw. While Senegal is in second place with 6 points. Ecuador could have entered the knockouts even if they had drawn the match, but are now out with four points.
The Netherlands kept the pressure on the hosts from the start of the match. In the 26th minute of the first half, Kodi Gakpo scored a goal to give the Netherlands the lead. After this, in the second half, Frankie de Jong scored a goal in the 49th minute to give the Netherlands a 2–0 win. At the same time, in the 44th minute, Ismalia Saar converted the penalty into a goal for Senegal, and in the 69th minute, Kalibou Koulibaly scored the second goal. Moises Cacido scored the lone goal for Ecuador in the 67th minute. In this way, Senegal won the match 2-1.
In the first Group A match at Al Khor, Qatar held the Netherlands to no goals early on, but Cody Gakpo gave the team the lead in the 26th minute of the first half. He has become only the fourth player from the Netherlands to score in three consecutive World Cup matches. Prior to Cody, Johan Nieskens in 1974, Dennis Bergkamp in 1994 and Wesley Sneijder in 2010 had done this feat.
The Netherlands took a 2–0 lead at the start of the second half. De Jong scored the second goal on the rebound. Depay played a shot on Klaasen's cross, which was blocked by Qatar goalkeeper Barsham, but the ball reached de Jong. With no players in front, Jong easily scored.