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FIFA World Cup Group A

Updated: Nov 28, 2022


The 32 teams at the world cup are split into 8 groups of 4 teams in each group we see one team ranked between 1-8 in the FIFA ranking Qatar is an exception as host. The rest of the qualified teams are placed in pots to be drawn in according to their rankings and are drawn into groups

1:Team Hosts or teams ranked between 1-8 in the FIFA rankings

1:Team ranked between 8-16 in the FIFA rankings

1:Team ranked between 16-24 in the FIFA rankings

1:Team ranked below 24 and higher in the FIFA rankings

Ex at team ranked at no 10 will be placed in pot 2 which features the top 8-16 ranked teams

Group A

This group features Host Qatar Ecuador Senegal and the Netherlands

Who is the Favorite to top this group?

The Netherlands is expected to top this group as to this claim {who can stop them in this group?}

With the Netherlands as favorites and expected to take first place in this group Ecuador and Senegal will battle for second place as Hosts Qatar are not expected to take any other place than 4th.

These 4 teams will play against each other to claim points

victory-3 points Loss-0 points Draw-1 point

The two teams with the most points will advance to the round of 16 along with the top 2 teams in each group.

Group A matches

to kick off the World Cup Host Qatar will play against Ecuador as the first game in the group.

the flying dutchmen face off against the reigning Champion of Africa Senegal

Qatar vs Senegal

Ecuador vs Netherlands

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador

To nobody’s surprise, Ecuador beat host Qatar. Enter Valencia’s two goals gave Ecuador a commanding 2-0 win over hosts Qatar in the opening game of the FIFA World Cup. In the first half, it was all about the dominance of the South Americans as they completely outplayed Qatar. The first goal was a penalty (16’) while the second was a brilliant header (31’). As a result, Qatar became the first World Cup host to lose an opening game. In this game, Ecuador Takes 3 points as Hosts Qatar are left with none. In matchday 1 of group A, Ecuador takes 1st place

Netherland's 2-0 Senegal

with 2 dutch goal's in the late period of the game That is the end of the game! The Netherlands takes three points and there are a few upset faces in the Senegal camp. They were in the game, right till the end but it eventually went Netherlands’ way. The Dutch had no shot on target till the 84th minute. Two after that minute saw them score twice. This takes them to the top of the table, ahead of Ecuador. The Netherlands will take on Ecuador next while Senegal will face Qatar.

Qatar 1-3 Senegal

41' GOOOALLLL!! SENEGAL SCORES!! IT IS BOULAYE DIA!! Koukhi could not clear his lines from a Diatta cross from the left. The ball bounces and falls kindly for Dia who lashes the ball inside the net with a low shot.GOOOALLL!! 48' SENEGAL DOUBLES ITS LEAD!! DIEDHIOU SCORES!! Jakobs with a pinpoint cross from a corner that found Diedhiou’s head. Diedhiou positioned himself well and found the net with a glancing header. Barsham had no chance to save that.GOOOALLLLLL!! QATAR SCORES ITS First-Ever WORLD CUP GOAL!! IT IS MUNTARI!! Mohammad swings a wonderful cross from the right. This time, his cross finds Muntari who rises above everyone and finds the net. Mendy was a mere spectator as the goal happened. A moment of history for Qatar.GOOOALLLL!!! SENEGAL SCORES ITS THIRD!! IT IS BAMBA DIENG!! Ndiaye with a wonderful cutback from the right finds Dieng. Dieng loses Koukhi as he makes his run and finds the net with his first-time shot past a diving Barsham.

Senegal beats Qatar 3-1 and the Lions clinch their first win of the Fifa World Cup 2022. Qatar’s World Cup dream is all but over after the loss. If the Netherlands can prevent a loss against Ecuador in the Group B match later today, Qatar will be out of the World Cup. It will also be the only host nation apart from South Africa, failing to qualify for the knockouts.

Ecuador 1-1 Netherlands

6'Gakpo scores again!!!! A sublime left-footed strike from the edge of the box to find the right corner of Galindez’s net. The quickest goal of the 2022 edition at five minutes and 41 seconds.

In the rest of the first half, Ecuador's attack is relentless as the Netherlands barely maintain their lead

48' Who else but that man? Enner Valencia finds the back of the Dutch net after Noppert stops a strong strike from Estupinan from the left inside the box. Valencia pounces on the rebound.

The full-time whistle has been blown. One point each for the Dutch and La Tri. This means: QATAR HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.

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