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Senegal vs Netherlands: Orange left late, but they pulled off a 2-0 victory over the reigning African champions in the first competitive match of the 2022 World Cup at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on Monday.


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Cody Gakpo led the long-awaited breakout in the 84th minute, at a time when a goalless draw looked both inevitable and a fair scoring. Davy Claassen scored the second goal in the 8th minute of stoppage time in the second half to put Louis van Gaal’s team in first place in Group A along with Ecuador (level 3 points, +2GD and 2 goals scored). Van Gaal, who was reappointed as head coach last August, also coached the Netherlands last time they played at the 2014 World Cup.

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Senegal, meanwhile, drew level with Qatar in 3/4, but the good news is they have their toughest group stage match yet.

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Senegal Manet poses no real threat

A strong defensive midfield that most teams in the world will find it hard to break? Check. A reliable back line with a world-class leader at its heart? Check. One or two secondary attack stars? Also check. A world-class attacking superstar to pull it all together and rally? Ah, finally we come to Senegal: Sadio Mane single-handedly elevates these Teranga lions from one of the best in Africa to one of the best teams in the world, capable of knocking down any heavyweight on any given day.

The game on Monday was as tight and strong as possible, but Ismaila Sarr too often found himself without any support, stretching his legs in an open field. The Netherlands were at the ready as they themselves struggled with many of the same problems: Memphis Depay was injured at the World Cup and couldn’t start the first leg.

After all, it was a coin toss where a random goal (or two) would land in the last few minutes. Luck favored the Dutch.

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Cody Gakpo: The 23-year-old PSV star barely participated in the first 83 minutes (only 14 attempts as the main creator in midfield), but when it took courage at the decisive moment to rise and head the goalkeeper, he was the winner of the match.

Ismaila Sarr: The Watford star was a constant threat on the left flank in counterattacks, but as already mentioned, he could use

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How to watch Senegal vs. the Netherlands live stream, stream link and start time

Kick off: 5:00 AM ET, Monday, November 21st.
StadiumAddress: Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor.
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to keep an eye on

The Netherlands missed out on the 2018 World Cup, but they made a living playing in the tournament, winning medals five times in eight tournaments. The three-time runner-up last played in the final of the 2010 tournament, finishing third and winning in 2014. Bylow, as well as under-24 players Matthijs de Ligt, Tyrell Malasia, Xavi Simons, Cody Gakpo, Noah Lang and Kenneth Taylor.

Senegal has been fantastic in African competition and indeed looked set for a big success in Qatar, but there are many questions for Aliou Cisse’s side as they qualified for back-to-back World Cups for the first time in history. Who will take Manet’s place? Is Ismaila Sarr ready for the increased attention? Could Sheihou Kouyate and Idrissa Gana Guye be too steely midfielders for the Dutch and Group A?

Senegal quick facts

Current FIFA World Ranking: 18
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 2
How they qualified: Beat Egypt in the CAF Playoffs
Coach: Aliou Cisse
Key Players: Ismaila Sarr, Idrissa Gana Gouye and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Quick facts about the Netherlands

Current FIFA World Ranking: 8
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 10
How they qualified: Automatically qualified for UEFA (won Group G)
Coach: Louis van Gaal
Key players: Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay, Frankie de Jong.

Mexico will start their 2022 World Cup campaign against Robert Lewandowski, Piotr Zielinski and Poland on Tuesday at 974 Stadium in Doha, Qatar.


Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s team qualified by finishing 2nd in CONCACAF (one place and three points above USMNT) as they prepare to compete in their 8th straight World Cup.

Poland qualified by beating Sweden in the UEFA play-offs in March. Previously, Poland was scheduled to face Russia in the semi-finals, but Russia was eliminated from the competition following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, so Poland advanced.

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Here’s everything you need for Mexico vs Poland.

How to watch Mexico vs Poland live stream, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11:00 am ET, Tuesday.
Stadium: 974 Stadium, Doha
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to keep an eye on

At various points in qualifying, Tata came under intense pressure as many fans doubted he would still be in charge if/when Mexico took the field in Qatar. Here is a positive review of Mexico’s recent performances in the World Cup: seven tournaments in a row, seven times in a row they left the group stage. And here comes the negative twist: seven eliminations in a row in the 1/8 finals; zero matches in the quarter-finals; 0 out of 7 after losing to Brazil in 2018. Alexis Vega could be the next Mexican star to make the jump to Europe and possibly the Premier League with a strong run at the World Cup. A number of European clubs, including Mexican star Raul Jimenez’s Wolves, are reportedly showing interest in the 24-year-old Guadalajara striker.

As for Poland, it will play back-to-back World Cups in 2022 after missing back-to-back tournaments in 2010 and 2014. They were eliminated from the group after two games in 2018 before winning their farewell match. in the 3rd round. For many of the stars the world has become so familiar with in recent years, this will be their last hurray as Lewandowski (34), Kamil Glick (34), Kamil Grosicki (34), Grzegorz Krychowiak (32) come close to finishing internationally. There are 414 experience points between them at a very high level. Poland has not participated in the World Cup playoffs since 1986, coincidentally in Mexico.

Facts about Mexico

Current FIFA World Ranking: 13
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 16
How they qualified: Automatically qualified for CONCACAF (2nd)
Coach: Gerardo “Tata” Martino
Key players: Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Herrera, Raul Jimenez.

Brief facts about Poland

Current FIFA World Ranking: 26
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 8
How they qualified: withdrew from UEFA via the play-offs, path B.
Coach: Cheslav Mikhnevich
Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Piotr Zielinski.

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