Senegal becomes first African country to qualify for knockout stage at 2022 World Cup
Senegal has become the first African country to qualify for the round of 16 knockout stage in the on-going 2022 World Cup, with their win 2-1 against Ecuador on Tuesday at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar, Vondigest reports.
Ismaila Sarr gave the opener for Senegal with his penalty, 44’, and Kalidou Koulibaly sealed the game with his beautiful finish in the 70th minute.
Ecuador would have advanced with a win or a draw. Senegal however made sure Ecuador took no point from the game and advanced with their win.
This online platform recalls that in February, Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cissé, became the first manager to lead Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations title.
Today he also become the first Senegal manager since Bruno Metsu in 2002 to make the World Cup round of 16. Cissé was the Senegalese captain back in 2002 when the Lions qualified for their first World Cup quarter-final
Senegal finish second in Group A with six points behind Netherlands with seven points.