This is a day when the fate of many countries was decided, with some making it to the next stage of the tournament and others heading home even if they play their last games. Some countries, such as Germany, will depend on others to decide their fate in the tournament, while others, like Brazil, are already through to the knockout round.
Countries like the United States and Senegal sealed a miraculous win against their opponents to make it to the tournament’s next round. It was a spectacular ending to the group stage game of some countries, but the USMNT and the Lions of Teranga made it through.
Despite all their hard work, Wales paid for having a less-quality squad against England, and they are out of the tournament with Gareth Bale playing his last world cup. Goals from Phil Foden and Rashford ensured that England made it to the next stages of the world cup without any problems.
As envisaged by many football analysts, Qatar didn’t stand a chance against the Netherlands, who beat them two goals to nil to get their ticket to the round of 16 of the world cup. Qatar now holds the record for having the worst start in the world cup out of any country that has hosted the tournament in the past. Qatar lost all three games they played and only scored a goal in those three games.
The Netherlands vs. Qatar Highlights and Summary
The Netherlands showed that despite France, England, and Brazil being the tournament favorites, they are still ready to fight for the world cup.
Louis van Gaal’s side looked very good in the world cup group stages, and Gakpo, their newly found striker, is doing a great job. He struck with a fine finish from the edge of the box before De Jong completed the score with a close-range goal. Qatar showed that they still need to gain experience in international tournaments.
(5-3-2): Noppert, Dumfries, Timber, Van Dijk, Ake, Blind, De Roon, De Jong, Klaassen, Gakpo, Depay
(5-3-2): Barsham, Miguel, Mohammad, Khoukhi, Hassan, Ahmed, Al-Haydos, Boudiaf, Madibo, Ali, Afif
Gakpo — NED — 26th Min
De Jong — NED — 49th Min
Ecuador vs. Senegal Highlights and Summary
Senegal put up a bold face after beating Ecuador to book their place at the World Cup — Without their star player Sadio Mane, it was a pretty long way for them during the world cup group stages.
The African Champions were the first to score during the game when Piero Hincapié converted from the spot to put the CAF giants up front. An equalizer came in the 67th minute when Moises Caicedo scored from a corner. However, the game’s turning point came when Chelsea star Koulibaly scored in the same manner as Caicedo from a corner.
This result was enough to send Senegal to the next stages of the tournament, where they will be facing England, who breezed past Wales in their final group stage game.
(4-3-3):Galíndez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Franco, Gruezo, Caicedo, Plata, Estrada, Valencia.
(4-2-3-1): E. Mendy, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Jakobs, Dialla, P Gueye, Gueye, P Ciss, I. Sarr, Ndiaye, Dia
SEN – Ismaila Sarr (44 mins, pen)
ECU – Moises Caicedo (67 mins)
SEN – Kalidou Koulibaly (70 mins)
Iran vs. USA Highlights and Summary
Iran vs. USA had everything that a football fan wanted to see. However, it lacked many goals except the 38th-minute strike from the USMNT talisman Christian Pulisic.
Iran vs. USA was a very tough match for both sides, who needed a win to move into the next stages of the world cup. Although Pulisic scored, he injured himself in the process with a mouth injury, and they need to face the Netherlands, who are currently unfazed in the tournament.
(4-3-3): 1. Turner (GK) — 2. Dest (Moore, 82′), 20. Carter-Vickers, 13. Ream, 5. Robinson — 8. McKennie, 4. Adams, 6. Musah — 21. Weah (Zimmerman, 82′), 24. Sargent (Wright, 77′), 10. Pulisic (Aaronson, 46′).
(4-4-2): Beiranvand, Rezaeian, Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi, Gholizadeh, Nourollahi, Ezatolahi, Safi, Azmoun, Taremi.
USA — Christian Pulisic (38 mins)
Wales vs. England Highlights and Summary
Wales vs. England was a game between two neighbors in a distant country. It ended in favor of England, who had more football stars in their team than Wales. Gareth Bale has failed to help his country move forward to the next stages of the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Marcos Rashford had struck in the 50th minute before Phil Foden scored another within a minute; Rashford rounded everything up with a wonderful strike in the 68th minute. Gareth Bale and Williams suffered an injury that led them to the sidelines during the game.
(5-2-3): Ward; Williams, Ampadu, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Ramsey, Allen; Bale, Moore, James
(4-3-3): Pickford; Shaw, Maguire, Stones, Walker; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Rashford, Foden, Kane
ENG — Marcus Rashford — 50th minute.
ENG — Phil Foden (Harry Kane) — 51st minute.
ENG — Marcus Rashford (Kalvin Phillips) — 68th minute.
Today’s Matches at Qatar World Cup 2022
|Tunisia vs. France||D||Education City|
|Australia vs. Denmark||D||AL Janoub|
|Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico||C||Lusail|
|Poland vs. Argentina||C||Stadium 974|