Kalidou Koulibaly strike sends Senegal into last 16 with Ecuador win

for Tv47 Digital November 29, 2022, 09:07 PM
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FA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group A - Ecuador v Senegal - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - November 29, 2022 Senegal's Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates. PHOTO| Issei Kato

In Summary

  • Kalidou Koulibaly's second-half strike earned Senegal a 2-1 win against EcuadorĀ 

Captain Kalidou Koulibaly's second-half strike earned Senegal a 2-1 win against Ecuador that sent the African team into the knockout phase of the World Cup for the second time on Tuesday.

Koulibaly fired home from a clearance in the 70th minute, three minutes after Moises Caicedo had cancelled out Ismaila Sarr's first-half penalty, to put Senegal on six points in Group A, one behind the Netherlands who beat hosts Qatar 2-0.

Ecuador, who needed a draw to qualify for the last 16 for the second time after 2006, end up third on four points after a game played to the relentless beat of the Senegal fans' drums.

Senegal, who reached the quarter-finals in 2002 in their previous visit of the knockout phase, will face the winners of Group B, which features England, Iran, the United States and Wales.

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