Final chance for the host Qatar to survive in FIFA World Cup 2022
Senegal will face Qatar in a Group A match at Al Thumama Stadium on November 25. The match is expected to be a close fight and a decider as well. The small nation of Qatar spent billions and took twelve years to host the first World Cup in the Arab world. What if Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 could end in the first week itself?
If they fail to perform against Senegal today, they have a risk of being eliminated in the group stage. However, Qatar and Senegal have never faced each other before, so it would be irrational to make predictions if we favor one team. Both sides are in the same position, losing their previous matches by identical 2-0 scores. Qatar, the host nation, lost to Ecuador in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on 20 November, while Senegal lost to the Netherlands.
The Qatar players have failed to perform well in their Group A match against Ecuador. So a better and stronger move will be required today to sustain in the tournament. If Qatar comes up short in today’s match due to bad luck, they will be eliminated from the tournament.
If Senegal faces defeat, it will surely not be the end for Senegal. They will still have a chance if the Netherlands and Ecuador do not play to a tie. Senegal and Qatar will only retain hope if they win this match. No team will qualify if the match between Ecuador and the Netherlands ends in a tie.
This crucial encounter shows Senegal to be in better form compared to its Asian opponents. Even if the African team has been defeated, they have made things difficult for the Netherlands. However, there is cause for concern since Abdou Diallo, and Cheikhou Kouyate suffered injuries in their previous match, and their chances of appearing today are less.
The game is going to be head-to-head as they have not played against each other before. There is going to be some massive changes in the odds at the top FIFA betting sites. While Qatar has been defeated in four games, Senegal has failed to win either of its last two games.
Édouard Mendy, a goalkeeper for Chelsea, will be an important player for Senegal, as they must defend effectively in order to have a chance to advance. In contrast, Hassan Al-Haydos of Qatar must put effort into ensuring his team’s survival in the upcoming events.