13 November, Kathmandu. After defeating Ecuador 2-1 within the decisive match of Group A, Senegal entered the final 16 of the continued FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Ismail Saar and captain Kalidou Cowley Bailey scored for Senegal within the match on the Khalifa International Stadium. Ecuador’s Michael Scicedo scored one aim but it surely was not sufficient.
After profitable two video games and shedding one in three video games, Senegal entered the final 16 because the runners-up of Group A.
Ecuador received 4 factors from one win, one draw and one loss and got here out third within the group.
A draw in opposition to Senegal was sufficient for Ecuador to succeed in the knockout stage. However, for Senegal, it was essential to win. In a must-win match, Ismail Saar scored a penalty to offer Senegal the lead within the forty fourth minute.
In the second half, Ecuador stored the potential for reaching the final 16 by scoring an equalizing aim. In the 68th minute, Sicedo scored to equalize the sport, and Ecuador was capable of advance.
However, within the seventieth minute, Coulibaly scored to offer Senegal a 2-1 lead.
After shedding to the Netherlands within the first sport, Senegal got here again and gained the following two video games. On the opposite hand, Ecuador, who defeated Qatar within the first match and managed to carry the Netherlands to a draw within the second match, misplaced within the decisive match and went out of the group stage.
Senegal, who’s enjoying within the World Cup for the third time, has entered the knockout stage for the second time. In the primary participation in 2002, Senegal, who created a sensation by defeating the earlier winners France, reached the quarter-finals. In the World Cup in Russia in 2018, Senegal was eradicated from the group stage.
Senegal will now compete in opposition to the winner of Group B within the final 16.
Senegal grew to become the primary African crew to succeed in the final 16 within the ongoing World Cup. So far, Brazil, France, Netherlands and Senegal have made the knockout journey.