Qatar vs Senegal: 2022 World Cup, Group Stage Match Preview and Dream11 Predictions

World Cup hosts Qatar face Senegal in a crucial Group A match at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday.

Qatar vs Senegal: 2022 World Cup, Group Stage Match Preview and Dream11 Predictions

World Cup hosts Qatar face Senegal in a crucial Group A match at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday.
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Qatar vs Senegal in the second round of Group A fixtures at the 2022 World Cup is a must-win game for both teams.

Match Details:

  • Location: Al Thumama, Qatar
  • Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
  • Date: Friday 25 November
  • Kick-off Time: 6:30 PM IST
  • Watch: Sports 18/HD, Jio Cinema App

Qatar vs Senegal: Match Preview:

Host nation Qatar will look for a more positive performance to give the home fans something to cheer for as they take on Senegal in their second World Cup group match.

Qatar fell to a 2-0 defeat to Ecuador in the tournament opener, well beaten by an Enner Valencia brace. They move on to face another similar team in Senegal, one that also fell 2-0 to the Netherlands in their first World Cup match.

Those opening matches were somewhat different, despite the identical scorelines. Without Sadio Mane, Senegal were unable to breach a Netherlands defense that stood tall and wore the African nation down across the 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, Ecuador hit Qatar with the opposite, punching the hosts in the mouth early with Valencia’s two first-half goals before exiting injured.

Now, it will be up to manager Felix Sanchez to engineer a turnaround and see Qatar push Senegal to the brink.

Team News:

Qatar:

Qatar are fully fit ahead of this one, with no injuries reported after the Ecuador game.

Senegal:

Cheikhou Kouyate and Abdou Diallo both had to go off injured in Senegal’s opener and could be doubts for this one.

The obvious absence of Sadio Mane, who withdrew from the squad four days before the Netherlands game, is still a bitter blow.

Qatar vs Senegal: Head to Head:

This will be the first-ever meeting between Qatar and Senegal, and both sides will be looking to begin their rivalry on a high and claim their first World Cup victory.

Qatar’s loss to Ecuador in Sunday’s group opener was their first in five matches.

In that time, the World Cup hosts picked up one draw and four consecutive victories, while scoring eight goals and keeping three clean sheets.

Predicted Line-ups:

Qatar Starting 11 (3-5-2): Al-Sheeb; Al-Rawi, Khoukhi, A. Hassan; Miguel, Hatem, Al-Haydos, Boudiaf, Ahmed; Afif, Ali
Bench: Y. Hassan, Barsham, Salman, Abulsallam, Al-Hadhrami, Mashaal, Kheder, Mohammad, Madibo, Assadalla, Al-Hajri, Mazeed, Alaaeldin, Waad, Muntari

Senegal Starting 11 (4-3-3): E. Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Jakobs; P. Sarr, N. Mendy, I. Gueye; I. Sarr, Dia, Diatta
Bench: S. Dieng, Gomis, Diallo, Kouyate, N’Diaye, F. Mendy, Ballo, Ciss, Name, P. Gueye, M. Ndiaye, I. Ndiaye, Diedhiou, Jackson, B. Dieng

QAT vs SEN: Dream11 Predictions:

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