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The rundown: Ecuador vs Senegal
Kalidou Koulibaly sent Senegal to the knockout stages with a momentous kick at the Khalifa International Stadium in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They defeated Ecuador in a do-or-die game for the final match of Group A.
After Netherlands mercilessly crushed Qatar as they became the frontrunners of the Group A, Senegal needed one win to be placed behind Netherlands. The African heroes took the lead right before the half-time when Piero Hincapie jostled over Ismaila Sarr, who calmly collected himself to successfully convert a penalty kick.
Ecuador managed to level the scales when Moises Caicedo scored his first goal for Ecuador during the 67th minute of the match. However, The Lions of Teranga immediately obliterated the 2-minute relief of Ecuador when Koulibaly volleyed the ball that made Senegal to qualify for the round of 16.
Player of the game: Kalidou Koulibaly
Despite the absence of Senegal superstar Sadio Mane due to sustained injuries from Bayern’s recent clash with Werder Bremen, it opened up an opportunity for his teammates to step out of his shadow with the recent achievement of Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Chelsea center-back proved to the Blues that they have nothing to worry about as his recent achievement gave coach Graham Potter an insight of what he can do in the future. To further support Koulibaly on his next matches, check out the World Cup betting odds 2022 on the platform.
Ecuador v Senegal final score
The rundown: Netherlands vs Qatar
Qatar’s last hurrah at the 2022 FIFA World Cup became a disheartening experience when they lost to Netherlands in the final matches of the group stage. The result was a straightforward 2-0 victory for La Oranje which earned them a first-class ticket to the knockout stage.
Gakpo’s finishing move became the cream of the crop of the match as the PSV forward shot his third goal of the competition with perfect precision.
Louis van Gaal’s squad will meet with the second-placers from Group B in the round of 16. The goals of Cody Gakpo and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong from both halves of the match oiled their way into the knockout stages.
Player of the game: Cody Gakpo
No doubt, Gakpo was the star of the competition when he opened the opportunity for Netherlands to take the lead midway through the first portion of the match with his decisive goal. Meanwhile, Frenkie de Jong further cemented Netherland’s victory in the first few seconds of the second half.
Gakpo completed a perfect hat-trick when he scored with his head in their match against Senegal, with his left foot against Ecuador, and his right foot against Qatar. Watch Gakpo make Netherlands proud again at the World Cup 2022 free livestream.
Netherlands v Qatar final score
The rundown: Iran vs USA
The encounter between Iran and the USMNT is one of the most intense and dramatic matches of this year due to political reasons. In the end, the United States defeated Iran with a 1-0 win which earned them the qualification to proceed to the knockout stage of the 2022 World Cup.
With the aim to win just one match, Christian Pulisic produced his grandest performance yet out of his career at the USMNT when he scored a goal in the 38th minute but ended up injured to do the feat.
Despite the attempt of Iran to be aggressive in the last few minutes, Pulisic’s goal earned them a place at the round of 16 where they are set to meet the Group A champions Netherlands. Check out our World Cup 2022 fixtures Singapore time page for the full list of the knockout stage matches.
Player of the game: Sergino Dest
Oftentimes being compared to Brazilian legend Cafu, Dest is the “King of the Right Flank”, often seen ravaging down the flank like a madman. The AC MIlan full-back is instrumental in USA pinning down Iran, especially during the first half. It was his header towards the net that provided Pulisic the way to propel the ball towards Iran’s net.
Iran v USA final score
The rundown: Wales vs England
The formidable pairing of Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden became the essential ingredient in the 3-0 World Cup victory of England over Wales. The Manchester United star nailed down a superb free-kick during the 50th minute of the game. Meanwhile, Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden followed suit in the 51st minute.
Harry Kane’s ankle injury during the match with Iran led to the choice of coach Gareth Southgate to a slight roster change to include Rashford and Foden. Southgate is looking forward to the Sunday game when his team set to meet Senegal while Wales suffer in their defeat.
Player of the game: Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford played a huge role in sending England to the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup. For him, it was the moments like that reminded him of what football was supposed to be and to bring his best for the squad that he is playing for.
Back in September, the Manchester United forward was in danger of skipping the World Cup due to his sustained injury during the Nations Cup tournament. However, he managed to come back with vengeance just in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Wales v England final score
This matchweek of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is filled with intense rivalries and heart-breaking losses as we grew closer to the knockout stage. Don’t forget that you can take advantage of the best World Cup bet offers at Solarbet and win juicy rewards!