World Cup host Qatar was eradicated on Friday, simply six days and two matches into the match.
Qatar can’t advance to the knockout spherical after dropping to Ecuador within the opener and to Senegal on Friday.
It was the earliest exit by a number nation within the World Cup’s 92-year historical past. Qatar’s destiny was sealed after the Netherlands and Ecuador drew 1-1 within the different Group A match.
Qatar nonetheless has another match to play in opposition to the Netherlands on Tuesday.
Qatar had beforehand made undesirable historical past as the primary host to lose the opening recreation of the match and, whereas South Africa in 2010 is the one different host crew to be eradicated within the group stage, the South Africans at the least went out with a win and a draw from their three video games.
The tiny Gulf nation spent round $220 billion on the primary World Cup within the Center East, in line with estimates, however has discovered that nice wealth can’t purchase a world-class soccer crew.
Qatar had by no means certified for the sport’s greatest match earlier than successful the suitable to host it 12 years in the past. Each squad member for the 2019 Asian champion performs for an area membership.
Senegal, however, obtained its marketing campaign again on observe after dropping 2-0 to the Netherlands within the first match.