Qatar are on the verge of a bunch-stage exit of their dwelling World Cup after Senegal condemned them to a second straight loss.
The Middle East aspect battled valiantly however shall be out with a recreation to spare if the Netherlands keep away from defeat towards Ecuador afterward Friday (16:00 GMT kick-off).
But African champions Senegal are up and working.
Boulaye Dia broke the impasse 4 minutes earlier than half-time, slamming dwelling to punish Boualem Khoukhi’s miscued clearance.
Looking to hit again within the second interval, Qatar’s hopes had been dashed when former Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou rose to flick in an excellent header simply three minutes after the break.
Watford’s Ismaila Sarr had an early likelihood on his fiftieth cap however struck into the aspect netting, whereas Idrissa Gueye of Everton’s rasping drive went narrowly huge.
Qatar felt they need to have had a primary-half penalty when Akram Afif was bundled over within the field by Sarr, however referee Antonio Lahoz pointed just for a objective-kick, a lot to the anger of the house supporters.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made beautiful reflex saves to deny Almoez Ali and Ismail Mohamad, however he might do nothing about Mohammed Muntari’s highly effective header.
Qatar had been looking for the equaliser, however Bamba Dieng stroked in to deflate the house following and go away their staff backside of the group and not using a level after two video games performed.
Disappointment for hosts
Qatar made historical past by changing into the primary nation from this area to host the World Cup, however at the moment are staring on the undesirable file of changing into simply the second dwelling staff to exit the competitors on the group stage, after South Africa in 2010.
They want an enormous favour from Ecuador, who beat them within the opening recreation, to salvage any hope of remaining within the event.
Felix Sanchez’s males, who didn’t have a shot on the right track on their World Cup debut, had been backed by a raucous part of supporters behind the objective.
Other women and men wearing conventional apparel crammed the stadium initially of their weekend, however went dwelling disenchanted as their aspect suffered again-to-again defeats.
Senegal’s class informed with their beginning XI that includes 10 gamers who characteristic in Europe’s high-5 leagues, with the exception being Sarr of Watford.
But the story might have been very completely different had the referee pointed to the spot for Sarr’s problem on Afif, however he left the locals outraged by failing to award a penalty.
It proved essential as Khoukhi’s scuffed clearance allowed Dia to convert the opener, and Diedhiou’s unstoppable header double the benefit on 48 minutes.
Qatar, although, confirmed good battle to hit again by way of Muntari’s thunderous header, which despatched the partisan crowd into raptures.
But any optimism for an equaliser was killed when Dieng completed off a swift transfer to seal Senegal’s first victory within the group.
The Qatar gamers had been applauded by their followers on the remaining whistle, however some hit the deck in remorse realizing their prospects of reaching the knockout stage are all however over.
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- 17MohammadBooked at 20mins
- 2Carvalho Deus CorreiaSubstituted forJadoua Al Bayatiat 83′minutes
- 3Al Haj Fadlalla
- 14AhmedBooked at 45minsSubstituted forOdehat 83′minutes
- 12BoudiafSubstituted forMohammed Abdullahat 69′minutes
- 10Al HaydosSubstituted forMuntariat 74′minutes
- 23Al Haj MadiboBooked at 90mins
- 1Al Sheeb
- 4Jadoua Al Bayati
- 6Mohammed Abdullah
- 8Thaimn Qambar
- 13Djebril Mohamed
- 20Al Hajri
- 24Al Hadhrami
- 14JakobsBooked at 52minsSubstituted forCisséat 77′minutes
- 18SarrSubstituted forNdiayeat 74′minutes
- 6MendySubstituted forSarrat 78′minutes
- 15DiattaSubstituted forCissat 64′minutesBooked at 87mins
- 9DiaBooked at 30mins
- 19DiédhiouSubstituted forDiengat 74′minutes
- Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Match ends, Qatar 1, Senegal 3.
Second Half ends, Qatar 1, Senegal 3.
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Mohammed Waad.
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Boualem Khoukhi.
Attempt missed. Almoez Ali (Qatar) left footed shot from exterior the field misses to the left. Assisted by Assim Madibo.
Assim Madibo (Qatar) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Attempt blocked. Mohammed Muntari (Qatar) header from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Akram Afif with a cross.
Attempt missed. Abdelkarim Hassan (Qatar) left footed shot from exterior the field is close, however misses to the fitting. Assisted by Abdulaziz Hatem following a set piece state of affairs.
Pathé Ciss (Senegal) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Foul by Pathé Ciss (Senegal).
Ismaeel Mohammad (Qatar) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Goal! Qatar 1, Senegal 3. Bamba Dieng (Senegal) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the objective. Assisted by Iliman Ndiaye.
Substitution, Qatar. Tarek Salman replaces Homam Ahmed.
Substitution, Qatar. Mohammed Waad replaces Pedro Miguel.
Attempt missed. Boulaye Dia (Senegal) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Pape Sarr with a cross following a set piece state of affairs.
Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal) wins a free kick on the fitting wing.
Foul by Akram Afif (Qatar).
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Mohammed Muntari.
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Boualem Khoukhi.
Goal! Qatar 1, Senegal 2. Mohammed Muntari (Qatar) header from the centre of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by Ismaeel Mohammad with a cross.
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