2022 Qatar: Senegal, Netherlands Move Into Last 16

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Senegal and Netherlands have qualified for the knock out rounds after both teams defeated their opponents, Ecuador and Qatar respectively.

While the African champion beat Ecuador 2-0, Netherlands defeated host Qatar, 2-0.

Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 44th minute but Ecuador, who needed only a draw to reach the knockout rounds, equalised through Moises Caicedo.

The South Americans joy lasted only three minutes though as Koulibaly restored Senegal’s lead, which they were able to hold onto for the remainder for the match.

The West African nation will face the leader of Group B in the next round while the Dutch will face the second-placed team.