Qatar and Senegal will face off in what is expected to be a dramatic Group A match in which the loser could potentially be eliminated from contention at the end of the day.
Both nations lost their opening match by a score of 2-0, although Senegal’s performance against the Netherlands undoubtedly deserved a better result. The African champions dominated the match for long stretches but failed to exploit their chances with the absence of the injured Sadio Mane looming.
Host nation Qatar, meanwhile, put in as disastrous a performance as possible for a national team that had been preparing for over 10 years to impress the world on their home turf. It was clear that despite all the preparation, nerves got to them and they never really kicked it in.
There will be no time for apologies on Friday as the fate of both teams in the World Cup likely hinges on their ability to get all three points.
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Qatar (5-3-2, right to left): 22-Barsham (PO) — 2-Pedro Miguel, 16-Khoukhi, 3-Hassan, 15-Al Rawi, 14-Ahmed — 12-Boudiaf, 6-Hatim, 10-Al-Haydos — 11-Afif, 19-Ali
Senegal (4-3-3, right to left): 23-S. Dieng (PO) — 21-Sabaly, 12-P. Cisse, 3-Koulibaly, 4-A. Diallo – 13-P. Gueye, 6-N. Mendi, 5-I. Gueye — 15-Diatta, 21-Dia, 18-I. Sarr
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Qatar vs Senegal live updates, World Cup 2022 highlights
4 hours and 45 minutes from kick-off: It talks about Illiman Ndiaye of Senegal and what he could do if given the opportunity. We’ll see if he gets his third cap in this critical World Cup match.
Oh, and Iliman MUST play against Qatar. I don’t understand why he wasn’t inserted after the first goal with 10 minutes to go. He’s literally what the NT have been asking for for years: a creative striker (beyond Mané). pic.twitter.com/w45ibMi37L
— Senegalese football (@SenegalEnglish) November 21, 2022
5 hours after kick-off: Defending African champions Senegal should have been one of the first two to advance from Group A, but there is another scenario that could see them miss out entirely, which would make for a fascinating trend.
Confederations’ Champions record at World Cup so far:
🏆 Asian Cup – Qatar ❌ vs Ecuador
🏆 AFCON – Senegal ❌ vs Holland
🏆 Gold Cup – USA 🤝 vs Wales
🏆 Copa America – Argentina ❌ vs Saudi Arabia
🏆 Euro – Italy 📉 Didn’t qualify
How the mighty have fallen. pic.twitter.com/R4ypL2ONOV
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 22, 2022
Qatar vs Senegal lineups, team news
It will be fascinating to see what changes Qatar coach Felix Sanchez makes as he tries to save face in this World Cup tournament. There are reports that the first change may come to the goalkeeper, where Meshaal Barsham could replace Saad Al Sheebwho fought hard against Ecuador.
For all his experience, fantasist Hasan Al-Haydos he was another player who struggled to match the physicality and speed of the Ecuador team. Bringing him off the bench in a must-win game against Senegal could be justified if Qatar chase after the game.
Qatar (5-3-2, right to left): 22-Meshaal Barsham (PO) — 2. Pedro Miguel, 16-Boualem Khoukhi, 3-Abdelkarim Hassan, 15-Bassam Al-Rawi, 14-Homam Ahmed — 12-Karim Boudiaf, 6-Abdulaziz Hatim, 10-Hasan Al- Haydos — 11-Akram Afif, 19-Almoez Ali
Senegal are likely to bench Chelsea Édouard Mendy according to reports, e Cheikhou Kouyate it has to do with a muscle problem.
The team are also apparently considering playing the 22-year-old from Sheffield United Illiman Ndiaye, who has scored nine goals in 21 games in the English second division this season. He was seen as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane’s attacking influence behind the striker. With just two Senegal caps under his belt, he was an unused substitute against the Dutch.
Senegal (4-2-3-1, right to left): 23-Seny Dieng (PO) — 7-Youssouf Sabaly, 12-Pape Cisse, 3-Kalidou Koulibaly, 14-Ismail Jakobs — 6-Nampalys Mendy, 5-Idrissa Gueye — 15-Krepin Diatta, 9-Illman Ndiaye, 18- Ismaila Sarr — 21 Boulaye Dia,
Qatar vs Senegal live stream, TV channel
After both teams lost their opener, just one win will suffice here, especially for hosts Qatar, who have the prospect of facing number 8 the Netherlands on the final day of the group.
Senegal will start the game at Al Thumama Stadium as favourites, especially after putting in a strong performance against the Netherlands despite failing to score in a 2-0 defeat. Qatar lost by the same score but looked overwhelmed by the moment and had something to prove.
Here’s how you can watch all the action in major global territories.
|United States of America||Friday November 25th||08:00 Italian time||FS1, Telemundo||fuboTV,
Fox Sports website/app,
Telemundo Sports website/app,
|Canada||Friday November 25th||8am EST||TSN, RDS (French)||TSN site/app
|UK||Friday November 25th||1pm GMT||BBC One||BBC iPlayer|
|Australia||Saturday 26 November||00:00 AEDT||SSB||SBS On Demand|
|India||Friday November 25th||18:30 CET||Sports18||Voot, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Friday November 25th||9pm HKT||Now TV (ch. 616, 618)||Now television|
|Malaysia||Friday November 25th||9 PM MYT||Star||Astro GO|
|Singapore||Friday November 25th||21:00 GT||StarHub (cap. 251/252), Singletel TV||Singtel TV GO, CAST, StarHub TV+, MeWatch|
|New Zeland||Saturday 26 November||2am NZD||Sky Sports 7 beIN Sports||Sky Go, Sky Sports NOW|