The departure of the World Cup hosts… Qatar, 2 losses
Losing to Senegal 1-3, knocked out of the group stage with 2 losses
The second host country to fail in the round of 16 after South Africa in 2010
Published 2022-11-26 08:36:34
Qatar has the disgrace of being the fastest host country in World Cup history. They suffered 2 defeats and were eliminated from the group stage after 2 matches.
Qatar lost 1-3 to Senegal in the second leg of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Group A group stage against Senegal held at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 25th at 10:00 pm (Korean time).
Qatar, who lost 0-2 to Ecuador in their opening match, suffered two consecutive losses in the early stages.
Qatar’s elimination was confirmed as the match between the Netherlands and Ecuador in the same group ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Netherlands and Ecuador (1 win, 1 draw, 4 points) tied for first place, followed by Senegal (1 win, 1 loss, 3 points), who defeated Qatar that day.
Even if Qatar (2 losses, 0 points) defeats the strong Netherlands in the final match, it will not be able to obtain a ticket to the round of 16, which is given to the top two teams in each group, as the maximum score is only 3 points.
Qatar, which became the first host country to lose in the opening game, had the disgrace of being eliminated after two games with two consecutive losses for the first time as a host country.
This is the second time the host country has been eliminated from the group stage since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Still, South Africa was victorious. 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss.
Qatar’s worst performance in the history of the host country has already been decided.
The Associated Press said, “Qatar, the host country, was eliminated after two games on the 6th. It is the fastest exit by a host country in the history of the World Cup 92 years. I learned that you can’t buy a world-class football team with money.”
After defeating the Netherlands (0-2), Senegal succeeded in reversing the mood and was able to aim for the round of 16.
Senegal took advantage of an opponent’s mistake in the 41st minute and took the lead with Boulaye Dia’s goal. Leading 1-0 in the first half, Senegal scored an additional goal with a header from a corner kick set-piece in the third minute of the second half.
Qatar announced the chase with Muntari’s comeback goal in the 33rd minute of the second half, but that was it. Senegal ended the game with Bamba Dieng’s key goal in the 39th minute of the second half.
Muntari became the protagonist of Qatar’s first goal in this tournament, but he could not laugh due to defeat and elimination.
Qatar will play the final group stage game against the Netherlands, which is considered the strongest in the group, at 0:00 on the 30th.
It is interesting whether we can reap the beauty of the species.