World Cup 2022: Senegal twenty years later, the United States in forceps … what should not be missed this Tuesday


Qatar ends up empty-handed, Senegal qualifies 20 years later, or even the USA come out on top against Iran… What you shouldn’t miss on Tuesday 29 November.

Already the end of the adventure for Qatar

With an express elimination and three defeats in as many matches, the last against the Netherlands (2-0) on Tuesday, Qatar withdrew from the 2022 World Cup with the honorary title of the host country with the least good course in history. of the tournament. Returning to the locker room with their heads down, without a point and with only one goal against Senegal (3-1), the Asian champions will at least be able to console themselves for having gradually regained their football, after a match of opening lost 2-0 against Ecuador and considered « nightmarish » by the local press. Less inhibited when it came to facing the Dutch favourites, they showed interesting inclinations in the counter-attack, like this long shot from captain Hassan Al-Haydos captured by Andries Noppert (9th). « We wanted to be competitive and we succeeded at times, » said coach Félix Sanchez, preferring to present the glass half full. And to assure – out of step with the speech made before the competition – that the round of 16 had never been a goal, “only to see what we were capable of”. Throughout his short tournament, the Spaniard explained the weaknesses of his team by the small population of the country, with less than three million inhabitants, barely 15% of whom are Qataris, without that being enough to convince his detractors. more and more numerous.

Senegal snatch their qualification, twenty years later

Twenty years later, Senegal finds the 8e final of the World Cup thanks to its victory under footbalistic and emotional control over Ecuador (2-1), Tuesday at the al-Khalifa stadium in Doha. By regaining the advantage just after the Ecuadorian equalizer, by Kalidou Koulibaly (70th), the Lions erased many bad memories in one fell swoop. Forgotten the elimination at the World Cup-2018 in the number of yellow cards, in favor of Japan, for a goal by Yerry Mina a quarter of an hour from the end of the match against Colombia (1-0), another South-South opponent. American. Erased the absence of the mega star Sadio Mané, injured before the tournament. His replacement to light the wicks, Ismaïla Sarr, assumed his role, provoking and transforming the penalty for the opener (44th, sp). The Watford player struck « à la Neymar », a run with small steps and an unstoppable counter-foot, flush with the post.

The Americans once again at the rendezvous

The United States clinched their ticket to the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday, which they will play against the Netherlands, beating Iran (1-0) in Doha. Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic scored the game’s only goal in the 38th minute. The goal came on a superb deep ball from Weston McKennie, the Juventus midfielder, on Sergino Dest who stored a header in the box. Pulisic, who arrived in full swing, pushed the ball into the net (1-0, 38th), but hit the Iranian goalkeeper violently and was stunned. Team USA, which was not qualified for the last World Cup in Russia, has already reached the quarter-finals three times since the war (1994, 2010, 2014) and the quarter-finals once (2002).

England punishes its Welsh neighbor

England qualified for the 1/8 finals of the World Cup by sweeping Wales 3-0 on Tuesday in Doha and will face Senegal on Sunday (8 p.m.). First in Group B, the English accelerated after a soporific first period and made the difference thanks to their attackers Marcus Rashford twice (50th, 68th) and Phil Foden (51st) against disappointing Welsh, like their star Gareth Bale.

England hit three and finish top of Group B ???????

Job done? #FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 29, 2022

Stéphanie Frappart, Thursday in history

France’s Stéphanie Frappart will be the first woman to referee a match in the men’s World Cup on Thursday (8:00 p.m.) at the al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor in Qatar, between Germany and Costa Rica, Fifa announced on Tuesday. Stéphanie Frappart is one of the three women selected among the thirty-six field referees of this World Cup with the Rwandan Salima Mukansanga and the Japanese Yoshimi Yamashita. Three others are on the linesman roster.

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—FFF (@FFF) November 29, 2022


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