FIFA World Cup: Senegal make emotional R16 entry

The big story at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on November 29 was the moving into the round of 16 of Senegal, who beat South American team Ecuador 2-1. The Netherlands also moved into the round of 16, beating hosts Qatar (who are already out of the tournament) 2-0.

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The big story at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on November 29 was the moving into the round of 16 of Senegal, who beat South American team Ecuador 2-1. The Netherlands also moved into the round of 16, beating hosts Qatar (who are already out of the tournament) 2-0.

Also moving into the round of 16 were England, who beat Wales and USA, who beat Iran.

Netherlands, Senegal win
Netherlands and Senegal qualified for Round of 16 with 2-0 and 2-1 wins over Qatar and Ecuador, respectively. Just minutes into the second half, Frenkie de Jong scored Netherlands’ second goal to put the team 2-0 ahead vs Qatar.

Moises Caicedo equalised for Ecuador in the second half and just 3 minutes later, Kalidou Koulibaly made it 2-1 for Senegal.

Earlier, Cody Gakpo scored for the third consecutive game to open the scoring for the Dutch. Senegal finally took the lead over Ecuador after a player was brought down in the penalty box. Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring for the African side.

England  beat Wales
Marcus Rashford scored twice while Phil Foden bagged a solitary goal as England defeated Wales to qualify for Round of 16 as the Group B winners. Christian Pulisic’s first-half strike was enough for USA to hand Iran a 1-0 defeat and book their Round of 16 berth as the group runners-up.

USA beat Iran
The United States beat Iran 1-0 to qualify for the round of 16, where they will play the Netherlands. Christian Pulisic scored the only goal of the game as the USMNT preserved their undefeated record against Iran.