After losing 2-0 the opening match against Ecuador, Qatar will face Senegal on Friday in the teams second match of Group A at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha . The African side lost as well, falling 2-0 against a strong Netherlands side but proved the be a resilient team and until Cody Gakpo’s opener they actually looked likely to be competitive in this competition. However, this match will tell us if Senegal can cope the absence of key striker Sadio Mane, who’s out injured and will miss the World Cup.
Qatar will hope to bounce back to winning ways when they host Senegal in the FIFA World Cup at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday. After a lacklustre show against Ecuador in the opening game, Felix Sanchez Bas will hope that his side will at least put up some resistance against the AFCON champions. With that loss, they also became the first host nation in World Cup history to lose their opening fixture. They were outplayed in every department and the reigning Asian champions did not even have a shot on target.
Meanwhile, Senegal also have a lot of catching up to do after going down against the Netherlands in their opener. Edouard Mendy had a bad day at the office which allowed the Dutch to race away with a 2-0 win. It was evident that they were missing their talisman Sadio Mane and Aliou Cisse would hope that Ismaila Sarr will start producing the goods.
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Qatar vs Senegal: Date & kick-off time
|Game:||Qatar vs Senegal|
|Date:||November 25, 2022|
|Kick-off:||1:00 pm GMT / 8:00 am ET/ 3:00 CAT / 6:30 pm IST|
|Venue:||Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar|
|Streaming:||fuboTV (start with free trial)|
How to watch Qatar vs Senegal on TV & live stream online
In the United States (U.S.), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (start with a free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
Fans in the U.S. can also watch the match on Peacock, the Fox Sports Network, and Telemundo.
In the United Kingdom (UK) the match will be broadcast on BBC One and live streamed on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Web.
In India, the Sports – 18 network has acquired the rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup.
|Country||TV Channel||Live Stream|
|U.S.||Fox Sports 1, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo.||fuboTV, Foxsports.com, UFORIA App, Peacock, Fox Sports App.|
|UK||BBC One||BBC iPLayer, BBC Sport Web.|
|India||Sports -18 1 SD/HD, MTV HD||Jio Cinema|
Qatar squad & team news
Qatar have no injury concerns going into this game. However, Sanchez might opt to change a couple of names from the XI that started against Ecuador.
To that end, goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb may make way for Meshaal Barsham. It is also worth noting that Akram Afif, Almoez Ali, Al Sheeb and Karim Boudiaf are just a caution away from suspension.
Qatar predicted XI: Barsham; Pedro Miguel, Khoukhi, Salman, A Hassan, Ahmed; Al Haydos, Boudiaf, Hatem; Ali, Afif
|Goalkeepers||Al Sheeb, Hassan, Barsham|
|Defenders||Ro-Ro, Hassan, Salman, Kheder, Ahmed, Al-Rawi, Khoukhi, Mohammad, Gaber.|
|Midfielders||Waad, Hatem, Assadalla, Boudiaf, Al-Hajri, Madibo, Tarek.|
|Forwards||Muntari, Al-Haydos, Afif, Muneer, Ali, Al-Hadhrami.|
Senegal squad and team news
Abdou Diallo has started to train with his team-mates and is expected to start on Friday. However, Cheikhou Kouyate is still injured and will miss out.
Despite his struggles in game one Mendy is unlikely to be dropped although QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng would be the replacement if Aliou Cisse does decide to change.
Senegal predicted XI: Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Diallo; I Gueye, N Mendy; Ndiaye, I Sarr, Diatta, Dia
|Goalkeepers||Dieng, Gomis, Mendy|
|Defenders||Mendy, Koulibaly, Cisse, Diallo, Toure,Sabaly, Jakobs|
|Midfielders||Papa Gueye, Idrissa Gueye, Sarr, Ciss, nampalys Mendy, Kouyate, Ndiaye, Diatta, Name|
|Forwards||Dia, Sarr, Dieng, Ndiaye, Jackson, Diedhiou|
Qatar: The hosts of the competition, endured a difficult start by losing 2-0 to Ecuador. They’re rooted to the bottom of Group A ahead of Matchday 2, although joined at the hip with Senegal, who also lost 2-0 to the Netherlands. A victory against Senegal would significantly boost their chances of qualification, though the door would not be completely closed with a draw. They will be eliminated with a defeat.
Senegal: Senegal opened Qatar 2022 with a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands. They entered the competition with high hopes, having lifted the African Cup of Nations earlier in the year. They’re missing their star player Sadio Mane but even so can boast a strong enough squad to progress to the Round of 16. Senegal are in a similar position to Qatar: they need to win their final two games to be sure of progressing to the next phase, while a draw would make qualification a challenge. If the Netherlands are able to win that match then Senegal could beat Ecuador in their final fixture and progress, even if they only pick up a point against Qatar.