World Cup host nation Qatar has been eradicated from the match, lower than per week after it launched the primary model of soccer’s greatest occasion within the Center East.
On day six of the World Cup, Qatar misplaced 3-1 to Senegal in its second straight defeat on the match. Its exit was confirmed a couple of hours later when Netherlands and Ecuador drew 1-1 within the different Group A sport.
That left Qatar on the backside of Group A with no likelihood of progressing.
South Africa had been the one different house workforce to fail to make it out of the group stage in 2010.
“Should you anticipated us to go very far on this match, then it will likely be a disappointment,” Qatar coach Felix Sanchez mentioned earlier than his workforce was formally out. “Our purpose was to be aggressive.”
In different day-six fixtures, Iran scored a spectacular 2-0 win over Wales in stoppage time and america workforce annoyed England in a 0-0 draw for its second consecutive draw within the World Cup.
Here’s a fast information recapping all you’ll want to know from Day 6 – Friday, November 25, 2022 – of the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Senegal 3, Qatar 1
With World Cup futures on the road, the footballing stakes might hardly have been larger for hosts Qatar and African champions Senegal.
Qatar’s opening-night nerves have been nowhere to be seen as they shortly obtained to grips with Senegal and may have had a penalty when Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr bundled over Akram Afif, however Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz waved away their pleas and the VAR (video-assisted referee) didn’t intervene.
With Qatar defending properly, it was going to take both a second of magic or a catastrophic mistake for Senegal to interrupt the impasse. Sadly for Qatar defender Boualem Khoukhi, it turned out to be the latter.
His try and clear a routine low cross into the field by Senegal’s Krepin Diatta went disastrously improper as he fluffed his clearance, permitting Boulaye Dia to pounce and rattle house the opening purpose simply earlier than the break.
It obtained worse for Qatar early within the second half, with Famara Diedhiou doubling Senegal’s benefit with a superb glancing header from an Ismail Jakobs nook within the forty eighth minute.
It was a cue for the house workforce to play their greatest soccer of the match to date.
Mohammed Muntari decreased the deficit within the 78th minute with a first-ever purpose for Qatar at a World Cup however Senegal have been unruffled as they continued to out-muscle their opponents in midfield.
Six minutes after Muntari’s strike, Bamba Dieng swept house a cross from fellow substitute Iliman Ndiaye for the African aspect’s third purpose of the match.
That consigned Qatar to the underside of Group A with no factors, whereas Netherlands and Ecuador have 4 factors and the Senegalese three.
Qatar’s hopes of progressing are actually over.
Even a win of their last sport towards three-time World Cup finalists Netherlands is not going to be sufficient to see them progress.
Netherlands 1, Ecuador 1
It was Enner Valencia’s third purpose of the match that helped Ecuador earn a draw with the Dutch in Group A, thereby sealing Qatar’s destiny.
Netherlands took the lead early on within the sport with Cody Gakpo placing them forward with a fast strike within the sixth minute.
However after that, Ecuador dominated.
After having the obvious equaliser overturned by VAR simply earlier than the half, Valencia leveled the match within the forty ninth minute.
Iran 2, Wales 0
Iran recovered from their thrashing by England with an excellent 2-0 win over Wales, leaving their World Cup future in their very own fingers.
Iran’s Roozbeh Cheshmi broke the goalless impasse within the 98th minute and Ramin Rezaeian scored within the one hundred and first towards a 10-man Welsh squad, which misplaced goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to a crimson card within the 86th minute.
Hennessey initially drew a yellow card after his excessive problem towards Iran’s Mehdi Taremi however the referee confirmed him the crimson card after a VAR verify.
With three factors going into Tuesday’s sport towards america, Iran has a shot at advancing to the World Cup knockout phases for the primary time.
Cheshmi mentioned it was “the solidarity between the workforce members” that helped them win the sport.
The result leaves Wales’s possibilities of reaching the final 16 hanging by a thread. It’ll face a tricky problem in England on Tuesday.
“We need to end the competitors on a excessive, it’s out of our fingers with regard to going by, however we need to end with efficiency and a win,” Wales coach Rob Web page mentioned.
USA 0, England 0
England suffered a sobering actuality verify as they have been outplayed for lengthy durations by a youthful US aspect in a tense 0-0 draw of their second World Cup Group B sport.
A 6-2 thrashing of Iran on Monday had despatched England followers’ hopes hovering however Gareth Southgate’s aspect have been lucky to not undergo a repeat of their 1950 World Cup calamity towards the Individuals.
They are going to nonetheless qualify for the final 16 in the event that they keep away from a heavy defeat by Wales of their last group sport however they have been greeted with boos on the last whistle and can want an unlimited enchancment if they’re to have a deep run.
The US produced a high-tempo show however could reside to rue not placing away an England aspect caught in second gear, though they may attain the final 16 in the event that they beat Iran.
“A draw’s not the worst factor however I felt for stretches of the sport we confirmed dominance,” mentioned Christian Pulisic, considered one of 5 England-based gamers within the US beginning line-up.
Whereas the consequence, and efficiency, was desperately disappointing for England, it tops the group on 4 factors and stay within the field seat to succeed in the final 16.
Iran, who snatched a late win over Wales, have three factors with USA on two factors and Wales on one.
All potentialities are nonetheless open within the group subsequent Tuesday.