Each groups can be determined for a win as Group A resumes on the World Cup this afternoon. Each of those sides misplaced their opening matches and can’t afford one other defeat right here in the event that they need to attain the knockout levels. Qatar specifically will need to present that their years of preparation for a house event weren’t in useless following that lacklustre opening effort towards Ecuador in final weekend’s curtain-raiser.
Senegal delivered a much more spirited efficiency towards the Netherlands in the meantime, however the end result – a 2-0 defeat – was the identical as they notably lacked leading edge with out injured celebrity Sadio Mane and shipped two late objectives in a heartbreaking flip of occasions. The reigning champions of Africa must re-focus rapidly of their makes an attempt to emulate their 2002 classic, who memorably reached the quarter-finals on their World Cup debut.
With Netherlands vs Ecuador later more likely to be a shootout for prime spot within the group, the stakes are very excessive on this one. Observe Qatar vs Senegal reside beneath, with skilled evaluation from Nizaar Kinsella at Al Thumama Stadium.
HALF TIME: 0-1
There have been a minimum of a couple of glimmers from Qatar late in that half, with Afif on the coronary heart of every part they’re doing effectively.
However they path on the break and easily don’t look adequate for this event.
48 minutes: Senegal’s expertise is beginning to come into this. Now they’re forward, they’re able to handle the sport, hold the ball for durations and frustrate the host nation.
45 minutes: Seven added minutes.
44 minutes: Felix Sanchez has a grim look on his face, and Qatar have big work to do in the event that they’re to remain of their dwelling World Cup.
Dia capitalises after a slip within the Qatar defence and it’s a medical end to immediate delight from the Senegal followers within the stands.
Khouki is not going to need to watch that again, he was making an attempt to clear it, slipped and allowed Dia in.
Ah, simply as I write that. That’s poor defending and Senegal capitalise. 1-0
39 minutes: A fast concept – if Barsham was initially Qatar’s second alternative behind Saad Al Sheeb, then he may not be significantly good.
We’re seeing that with a couple of nervy moments this afternoon. Qatar’s outfielders a minimum of have been a lot improved from the aspect that misplaced to Ecuador.
37 minutes: Somebody remind these two groups they misplaced their first video games, and a win can be actually useful.
Impetus is missing.
34 minutes: A reasonably respectable enchantment for a Qatar penalty. Not given, however VAR will have a look.
There was contact on Afif, however he was possibly making an attempt to anticipate the contact.
31 minutes: The ref is handing out bookings like dentists hand out stickers. Dia is proven a yellow after a reasonably innocuous-looking problem.