Senegal book place in World Cup last 16 with 2-1 win over Ecuador | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

African champions progress to the knockout phase courtesy of captain Kalidou Koulibaly’s second-half winner.

Senegal has booked their spot in the World Cup 16: A thrilling 2-1 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday sent the South American team out of the tournament.

Captain Kalidou Koulibaly sealed the African champion’s progression to the knockout phase with a dramatic 70th-minute winner at the Khalifa International Stadium just moments after Moises Caicedo had drawn Ecuador level.

The end-to-end drama came after Ismaila Sarr’s confident penalty had put Senegal ahead just before the halftime break.

The Netherlands defeated Qatar 2-0 in Group A to take the top spot. This caps a terrible tournament for the hosts who finished last after failing to win even one point in their three games.

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