Netherlands vs. Qatar: 2-0

Netherlands vs. Qatar: 2-0

Cody Gakpo netted his third aim in three games because the Netherlands comfortably beat World Cup hosts Qatar 2-0 at the Al Bayt Stadium on Tuesday to save a high spot in Group A and advance to the knockout phases.

The Dutch, who completed with seven factors from their three group games, will probably be joined within the final 16 by Senegal, who knocked out Ecuador by beating them 2-1 to finish up second on six factors.

The Qataris had been eradicated after their 3-1 loss to Senegal and regardless of large funding in state-of-the-art services to host the World Cup, they got here up quickly once more on the pitch.

They weren’t without their moments in a boring first half, forcing a few corners and threatening on the sting of the Dutch space, however, no sooner had they bared their enamel than they have been hit with a gut-punch of an aim by Gakpo.

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Davy Klaassen performed an inviting ball into the trail of the 23-year-old and he obtained it at tempo, slicing by means of the guts of the defense earlier than dispatching a well-placed shot previous Meshaal Bersham to open the scoring within the twenty-sixth minute.

4 minutes into the second half the Dutch struck once more as a cross from Klaassen made its technique to Depay and the Qatari defense was caught ball-watching as his shot was saved, permitting Frenkie de Jong to bundle it into the online.

With Qatar missing the standard to mount a comeback, the Dutch had an aim dominated out after Gakpo was judged to have dealt with the ball within the build-up, however, they nonetheless coasted to victory.

The ultimate whistle signaled the beginning of the quick anticipates the Dutch to search out which of the Group B groups — England, Wales, Iran, or the United States — they’ll meet within the final 16.

Asian champions Qatar will return to the function of match hosts and plot the way forward for the game of their nation.

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