World Cup host nation Qatar has been eradicated from the event, lower than every week after it launched the primary model of soccer’s greatest occasion within the Center East.
On day six of the World Cup, Qatar lost 3-1 to Senegal in its second straight defeat on the event. Its exit was confirmed a couple of hours later when Netherlands and Ecuador drew 1-1 within the different Group A recreation.
That left Qatar on the backside of Group A with no probability of progressing.
South Africa had been the one different residence crew to fail to make it out of the group stage in 2010.
“In the event you anticipated us to go very far on this event, then will probably be a disappointment,” Qatar coach Felix Sanchez mentioned earlier than his crew was formally out. “Our objective was to be aggressive.”
In different day-six fixtures, Iran scored a spectacular 2-0 win over Wales in stoppage time and the US crew pissed off England in a 0-0 draw for its second consecutive draw within the World Cup.
Here’s a fast information recapping all you have 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 may hardly have been greater for hosts Qatar and African champions Senegal.
Qatar’s opening-night nerves had been nowhere to be seen as they rapidly bought 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 effectively, 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 to clear a routine low go into the field by Senegal’s Krepin Diatta went disastrously fallacious as he fluffed his clearance, permitting Boulaye Dia to pounce and rattle residence the opening objective simply earlier than the break.
It bought worse for Qatar early within the second half, with Famara Diedhiou doubling Senegal’s benefit with an excellent glancing header from an Ismail Jakobs nook within the forty eighth minute.
It was a cue for the house crew to play their greatest soccer of the event to this point.
Mohammed Muntari decreased the deficit within the 78th minute with a first-ever objective for Qatar at a World Cup however Senegal had been unruffled as they continued to out-muscle their opponents in midfield.
Six minutes after Muntari’s strike, Bamba Dieng swept residence a go from fellow substitute Iliman Ndiaye for the African aspect’s third objective 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 at the moment are over.
Even a win of their remaining recreation in opposition to 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 goal of the tournament 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 recreation 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 outstanding 2-0 win over Wales, leaving their World Cup future in their very own arms.
Iran’s Roozbeh Cheshmi broke the goalless deadlock within the 98th minute and Ramin Rezaeian scored within the a hundred and first in opposition to 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 in opposition to Iran’s Mehdi Taremi however the referee confirmed him the crimson card after a VAR examine.
With three factors going into Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to the US, Iran has a shot at advancing to the World Cup knockout levels for the primary time.
Cheshmi mentioned it was “the solidarity between the crew members” that helped them win the sport.
The end result leaves Wales’s possibilities of reaching the final 16 hanging by a thread. It should face a tricky problem in England on Tuesday.
“We wish to end the competitors on a excessive, it’s out of our arms with regard to going by means of, however we wish to end with a superb efficiency and a win,” Wales coach Rob Web page mentioned.
USA 0, England 0
England suffered a sobering reality check as they had been outplayed for lengthy intervals by a youthful US aspect in a tense 0-0 draw of their second World Cup Group B recreation.
A 6-2 thrashing of Iran on Monday had despatched England followers’ hopes hovering however Gareth Southgate’s aspect had been lucky to not undergo a repeat of their 1950 World Cup calamity in opposition to the Individuals.
They may nonetheless qualify for the final 16 in the event that they keep away from a heavy defeat by Wales of their remaining group recreation however they had been greeted with boos on the remaining 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, certainly 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 achieve the final 16.
Iran, who snatched a late win over Wales, have three factors with USA on two factors and Wales on one.
All prospects are nonetheless open within the group subsequent Tuesday.