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Group A at the 2022 World Cup will be intriguing as Qatar will be joined by African champions Senegal, as well as the Netherlands and Ecuador.

[ MORE: Full schedule for 2022 World Cup ]

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It’s a really wide open group and the host nation (who are huge underdogs) will think they have a chance to make the playoffs if things go their way and they get inspired by their home fans.

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But there is no doubt that the Netherlands and Senegal are the favorites to move forward as Virgil van Dijk will lead the Dutch looking to catch up in the 2018 tournament, while Senegal is led by Sadio Mane as they look to improve on their best record. Completion of reaching the quarter-finals in 2002.

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Below you will find everything you need to know about Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Group A Schedule (all kickoff times ET)

November 20: Qatar – Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 12:00.
November 21: Senegal – Netherlands – Al Tumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5:00.
November 25: Qatar – Senegal – Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor – 8:00.
November 25: Netherlands – Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 11:00.
November 29: Netherlands – Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 10:00.
November 29: Ecuador – Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10:00.

When: November 20-29, 2022
Group stage start time: 5am, 8am, 10am, 11am
Location: Qatar
TV channel in English: Fox
TV channel in Spanish: Telemundo, Universe, peacock


Current FIFA World Ranking: 49
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 0
How they qualified: As hosts.
Coach: Felix Sanchez
Key Players: Abdelkarim Hassan, Almoez Ali, Hassan Al Haidos.


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: Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly.


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.


Current FIFA World Ranking: 44
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 3
How they qualified: Automatically qualified from CONMEBOL (4th)
Coach: Gustavo Alfaro
Key Players: Enner Valencia, Moises Caicedo, Purvis Estupinan.

Just a point will do, thanks! Liverpool are heading to Amsterdam to face Ajax on Wednesday and the Reds are all but guaranteed a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after four games.

Liverpool enter the game three points behind perfect Napoli and six points clear of third-placed Ajax, with the Serie A giants arriving at Anfield next week in their group stage final.

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But first things first: getting a point in Holland means a guaranteed place in the playoffs. The victory also opens the door to the seeded spot.

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How to watch Ajax vs Liverpool live, stream link, start time

Date: Wednesday 3:00 pm ET
Online: live updates via

How to watch: SEE, Paramount+

Key storylines

Forget the big picture: Liverpool need to score after their stunning loss to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground over the weekend. Jurgen Klopp is never bothered by a busy schedule – we’re joking, Liverpool fans, we’re joking – but the Reds brawl with Ajax in Holland on Wednesday and then head home to face Leeds on Saturday and then having fun with Napoli on Tuesday. Next up is Tottenham Hotspur and there is no opponent who can’t test the Reds. Let’s frankly admit that Liverpool’s complaints/justifications about the season are understandable, if not justified, but a club that has put its hat on its manager and his “monsters of mentality” must at some point show that it is capable of overcoming great obstacles . .

Ajax, after consecutive one-sided defeats from Napoli, continues to hit the Eredivisie. The Dutch forces stayed within one of Liverpool’s at Anfield but the game wasn’t close so taking a point here and keeping the advantage over Rangers to keep Europa League position is very important.

Liverpool team news, squad options

QUESTION: Thiago Alcantara (ear infection) | NOT REMOVED: Arthur (thigh), Diogo Jota (calves), Naby Keita (thigh), Joel Matip (calves), Luis Diaz (knee)

Forecast for the match “Tottenham” – “Sporting”

There are not many reasons to expect Liverpool to fall apart in the face of a challenge, which is the great atmosphere at the Amsterdam Arena. However, Liverpool are accustomed to this kind of environment and that should really be the result for the away side if they are what we think they are (even this season). Ajax 1-2 Liverpool.

Tottenham v Sporting live: Spurs will be desperate to end their recent struggle for a place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs when they host the Portuguese giants in north London on Wednesday.

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Antonio Conte’s side have struggled for stability ever since they lost 2-0 away to Sporting on 13 September. Since that loss in Lisbon (Tottenham’s first of the season in any competition), they have won four, lost four and drawn. Back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Newcastle certainly hurt Spurs’ confidence, but to what extent?

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How to watch Tottenham v Sporting live, stream link, start time

Date: Wednesday 3:00 pm ET
Online: live updates via

How to watch: SEE, Paramount+

Key storylines

There are no two points of view on this: Conte’s football was absolutely difficult to watch for both Tottenham fans and neutrals. Overly safe, negative tactics don’t work for a team that lacks youth and athleticism as they struggle to create chances on the counter and the midfield lacks an experienced ball progresser to use (deep) defense when they regain possession of the ball. With Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison now out of action, Harry Kane and Heung Min Son are pretty heavily dependent on playing every three or four days for the six straight weeks leading up to the World Cup.

However, Tottenham Hotspur (7 points) lead Group D with two games left to play. Marseille (6 points, +2 goals) and Sporting CP (0 goal) are behind in 2nd and 3rd place, while Eintracht Frankfurt (4…


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