Qatar close to elimination after defeat by Senegal

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By Shamoon HafezBBC Sport at Al Thumama, Doha

Last updated on 17 minutes ago.From the section World Cup

Famara DiedhiouSenegal goalscorer Famara Diedhiou is a former Bristol City player

Qatar are on the verge of a group-stage exit in their home World Cup after suffering a second successive defeat against Senegal.

The Middle East side battled valiantly but will be out with a game to spare if the Netherlands avoid defeat against Ecuador later on Friday (16:00 GMT kick-off).

But the African champions are up and running courtesy of Boulaye Dia breaking the deadlock four minutes before half-time, slamming home to punish Boualem Khoukhi's miscued clearance.

Looking to hit back in the second period, Qatar's hopes were dashed when former Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou rose to flick in a glorious header just three minutes after the break.

Watford's Ismaila Sarr had an early chance on his 50th cap but struck into the side netting, while Everton's Idrissa Gueye's rasping drive went narrowly wide.

Qatar felt they should have had a first-half penalty when Akram Afif was bundled over in the box by Sarr, but Spanish referee Antonio Lahoz pointed only for a goal-kick, much to the anger of the home supporters.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made stunning reflex saves to deny Almoez Ali and Ismaeel Mohammad but he could do nothing about Mohammed Muntari's powerful header.

Qatar were searching for the equaliser, but Bamba Dieng stroked in to deflate the home following and leave Qatar bottom of the group without a point after two games played.

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Squad number22Player nameMeshaal Barsham

Squad number17Player nameIsmaeel Mohammad

Squad number2Player namePedro Miguel

Squad number16Player nameKhoukhi

Squad number3Player nameAbdelkarim Hassan

Squad number14Player nameHomam Ahmed

Squad number12Player nameBoudiaf

Squad number10Player nameHassan Al Haydos

Squad number23Player nameAssim Madibo

Squad number19Player nameAlmoez Ali

Squad number11Player nameAkram Afif

Squad number4Player nameMohammed Waad

Squad number5Player nameTarek Salman

Squad number6Player nameAbdulaziz Hatem

Squad number9Player nameMuntari


Squad number16Player nameMendy

Squad number21Player nameSabaly

Squad number3Player nameKoulibaly

Squad number22Player nameDiallo

Squad number14Player nameJakobs

Squad number18Player nameSarr

Squad number6Player nameMendy

Squad number5Player nameGueye

Squad number15Player nameDiatta

Squad number9Player nameDia

Squad number19Player nameDiédhiou

Squad number4Player nameCissé

Squad number11Player nameCiss

Squad number13Player nameNdiaye

Squad number17Player nameSarr

Squad number20Player nameDieng



Formation 5-3-2

22Barsham17MohammadBooked at 20mins2Carvalho Deus CorreiaSubstituted forJadoua Al Bayatiat 83'minutes16Khoukhi3Al Haj Fadlalla14AhmedBooked at 45minsSubstituted forOdehat 83'minutes12BoudiafSubstituted forMohammed Abdullahat 69'minutes10Al HaydosSubstituted forMuntariat 74'minutes23Al Haj MadiboBooked at 90mins19Abdulla11Afif


1Al Sheeb4Jadoua Al Bayati5Odeh6Mohammed Abdullah7Abdelmotaal8Thaimn Qambar9Muntari13Djebril Mohamed18Mazeed20Al Hajri21Ali24Al Hadhrami25Abdulsallam26Meshaal


Formation 4-4-2

16Mendy21Sabaly3Koulibaly22Diallo14JakobsBooked at 52minsSubstituted forCisséat 77'minutes18SarrSubstituted forNdiayeat 74'minutes6MendySubstituted forSarrat 78'minutes5Gueye15DiattaSubstituted forCissat 64'minutesBooked at 87mins9DiaBooked at 30mins19DiédhiouSubstituted forDiengat 74'minutes



Referee:Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz


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Match ends, Qatar 1, Senegal 3.

Second Half ends, Qatar 1, Senegal 3.

Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Mohammed Waad.

Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Boualem Khoukhi.

Attempt missed. Almoez Ali (Qatar) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Assim Madibo.

Assim Madibo (Qatar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Mohammed Muntari (Qatar) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Akram Afif with a cross.

Attempt missed. Abdelkarim Hassan (Qatar) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Abdulaziz Hatem following a set piece situation.

Pathé Ciss (Senegal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Pathé Ciss (Senegal).

Ismaeel Mohammad (Qatar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal! Qatar 1, Senegal 3. Bamba Dieng (Senegal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iliman Ndiaye.

Substitution, Qatar. Tarek Salman replaces Homam Ahmed.

Substitution, Qatar. Mohammed Waad replaces Pedro Miguel.

Attempt missed. Boulaye Dia (Senegal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pape Sarr with a cross following a set piece situation.

Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Akram Afif (Qatar).

Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Mohammed Muntari.

Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Boualem Khoukhi.

Goal! Qatar 1, Senegal 2. Mohammed Muntari (Qatar) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ismaeel Mohammad with a cross.

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