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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar 1-3 Senegal Replay

Published at :November 25, 2022 at 10:36 PM
Modified at :November 26, 2022 at 2:25 AM
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Joseph Biswas


05:00 PM IST: Welcome to the live blog of Qatar vs Senegal, FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A match in Qatar.

Qatar and Senegal will play each other on Friday at the Al Thumama Stadium. Both teams are looking for their first FIFA World Cup 2022 win. In the first game of the World Cup, the hosts Qatar lost to Ecuador 2-0, which was the worst thing that could have happened. The Asian champions were outplayed the whole game and didn’t look like they belonged on the world’s biggest stage.

Senegal also lost to the Netherlands by a score of 2-0. Cody Gakpo and Davy Klassen scored late goals to give the Dutch all three points. The African champions played just as well as the European champions for most of the game, but Edouard Mendy made two mistakes in the goal.

Both teams lost their previous games, which put them behind in Group A. This made Friday’s game a must-win for both teams. Both teams are already playing catch-up, but they would still have everything to play for if they both won their last group games.

Qatar vs Senegal: Head to head

This will be the first time that the two groups meet abroad. With their loss to Ecuador, Qatar lost for the first time in four games. Senegal has not won either of its last two games.

Qatar form guide: L-W-W-W-W

Senegal form guide: L-D-W-W-W

Predicted Line-ups

Qatar Starting XI (3-5-2): Al-Sheeb; Al-Rawi, Khoukhi, A. Hassan; Miguel, Hatem, Al-Haydos, Boudiaf, Ahmed; Afif, Ali

Senegal Starting XI (4-3-3): E. Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Jakobs; P. Sarr, N. Mendy, I. Gueye; I. Sarr, Dia, Diatta

Players to Watch

Al Haydos

Al-Haydos made his Olympic debut with Qatar in 2007 when he scored a late goal against Japan to help his team win 2-1. Haydos also played against Saudi Arabia and Vietnam in the second half, where he scored. He was the team’s captain in the qualifiers for the 2012 Summer Olympics and scored against India.

He played in all of the group-stage games and scored against Oman and Saudi Arabia after Saleh Badr set him up. This gave Qatar hope that it could qualify for the Olympics. Al-Haydos played his first game for the Qatar national team on September 10, 2008, when they played Bahrain. Since then, he has played 146 times for Qatar and scored 32 goals, making him the country’s most-capped player and fourth-highest goalscorer.

Edouard Osoque Mendy

Mendy comes from both Senegal and Bissau-Guinea. In November 2016, he played for Guinea-Bissau in Belem and Estoril. Mendy played for Bissau-Guinea so that he could honour his dying father. Guinea-Bissau wanted him to play for them in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, he chose to play for Senegal instead.

Mendy played his first game for Senegal in November 2018 against Equatorial Guinea. Mendy is a regular starter for Senegal since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. In group play, Senegal beat Tanzania 2–0 and lost to Algeria 1-0. He hurt his finger in the group stage of Senegal’s last match against Kenya. Algeria defeated Senegal 1–0.

Mendy is on Senegal’s team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1–0 on January 10. They got to the semifinals with the help of Mendy. Senegal won its first African Cup of Nations when Mendy blocked one of Mohanad Lasheen’s penalty kicks and stopped another. As the best goalkeeper in the tournament, he kept four clean sheets.

Match Prediction

In the first set of group games, both teams lost by a score of 2-0. But Senegal may have played better teams and has players who have proven themselves at a higher club level, even without Sadio Mane, their star player and national hero.

Qatar did not play well in their first World Cup game, and it doesn’t look like that will change.

Prediction: Senegal will beat Qatar 1-0

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