Netherlands vs Qatar LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score after goals by Cody Gakpo and Frenkie de Jong

Netherlands vs Qatar latest updates

  • Netherlands face Qatar in Group A of the 2022 World Cup - the match started at 3pm (GMT)

  • 49’ - GOAL! Frenkie de Jong doubles the Dutch lead with a close-range tap-in (NED 2-0 QAT)

  • 26’ - GOAL! Cody Gakpo gives the Netherlands the lead with a composed finish (NED 1-0 QAT)

  • A draw for the Netherlands will see them qualify for the last-16 - hosts Qatar are already out

  • FOLLOW LIVE: Ecuador trail Senegal in a winner-takes-all clash in Group A at the same time

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

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64 mins: Qatar make a triple substitution: Madisbo, Ali and Al Haidos come OFF, with Boudiaf, Asad and Muntari ON.

Muntari scored Qatar’s goal against Senegal - can he get another here?

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

16:20 , Kieran Jackson

61 mins: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez slams his water bottle on the ground as striker Almoez Ali goes down in the box holding his face... for no apparent reason.

A frustrating tournament for the Qatar boss, no doubt about it.

Meanwhile, here’s De Jong’s goal:

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

16:17 , Kieran Jackson

57 mins: Qatar have actually had the majority of the ball since De Jong’s goal but once more they just don’t pile enough men in the box!

A second goal of the tournament doesn’t look likely I have to say...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar

16:10 , Kieran Jackson

52 mins: Booking for Dutch defender Nathan Ake - for going elbow first into Ismail Mohamad in an aerial challenge.

Perhaps a tad harsh from the Gamian referee...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar (De Jong, 49’)

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GOAL! The Netherlands double their lead!

Frenkie de Jong is quickest to react to tap-in after Qatar goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham brilliantly saved Memphis Depay’s volley from close-range.

De Jong ran past Qatar’s Pedro Miguel to tap-in - why did the defender take so long to react?!

The Dutch won’t care though!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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48 mins: Bright break from Qatar but Ismail Mohamad’s cross from the right is again intercepted by Ake.

The Netherlands caught a little bit open there though...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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SECOND-HALF: We’re back underway for the final 45 minutes of Qatar’s World Cup campaign.

Can they score another goal? Nathan Ake clears from a Qatar free-kick into the box early on...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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The players are back out for the second-half at the Al Bayt Stadium!

No changes at the break...

HALF-TIME: Ecuador 0-1 Senegal

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It’s half-time at the Khalifa International Stadium too and Sarr’s penalty has put Senegal in the driving seat!

As it stands, the African champions would finish second in Group A ahead of Ecuador!

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Ecuador vs Senegal LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest updates

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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HALF-TIME: The Netherlands have the advantage at the interval through Cody Gakpo’s well-taken goal in the 26th minute!

Qatar have played admirably so far, while the Dutch have turned down their tempo - not too sure why - towards the end of that first-half.

Nonetheless, as it stands with Senegal beating Ecuador, Louis van Gaal’s side are set to finish top of Group A!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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45+3: Depay has a shot first-time after a lay-off by Klassen but he shoots wide.

Not Memphis Depay’s best 45 so far...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

15:46 , Kieran Jackson

45 mins: Three minutes of added time at the end of what has been a pretty uneventful first-half at the Al Bayt Stadium - bar the goal!

Ecuador 0-1 Senegal - Sarr pen, 45

15:46 , Kieran Jackson

GOAL! Ismaïla Sarr has scored a penalty - and it’s advantage Senegal over Ecuador!

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Ecuador vs Senegal LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest updates

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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44 mins: The Dutch’s tempo has dropped and has allowed Qatar to stay in this game...

Half-time approaching.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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41 mins: De Roon finds Gakpo - who on replay is just offside - but the Dutch striker sets himself up on the volley before striking just over!

It wouldn’t have counted but still... the 23-year-old by far and away his country’s most threatening player!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

15:37 , Kieran Jackson

37 mins: Qatar turning the tempo up a notch - with Van Dijk having to cut out a threatening ball across the box!

Generally though, the Dutch don’t seem too threatened by Qatar’s attack...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

15:35 , Kieran Jackson

33 mins: Netherlands now just controlling the tempo of the game quite comfortably, but there’s no doubt it’d be in their best interest to win by a big margin today!

Meanwhile, here’s Gakpo’s goal!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar

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29 mins: Nervy from Andries Noppert, as he ALMOST lets a tame shot slip beneath him - but he just holds on!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Qatar (Gakpo 26’)

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GOAL! Cody Gakpo is the man once again!

The Netherlands’ brightest young talent finishes into the bottom-corner after some lovely build-up play, with Klassen feeding the Dutch striker who stays composed and strikes with his right-foot into the bottom-corner!

Gakpo has scored in his third consecutive World Cup game!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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25 mins: The corner comes into the near post but Qatar’s Abdelkarim Hassan can only volley it high and wide!

Nonetheless, Qatar seemed to have settled into this contest much better than their first two matches...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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24 mins: Well cleared by Van Dijk, who had to clear the second ball too behind for another corner.

Nice spell of pressure here for Qatar...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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23 mins: Some nice build-up play from Qatar sees the host nation win a corner after a cross from the left-hand side is diverted away by Marten de Roon.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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19 mins: The Dutch have a corner, won by Davy Klassen, and the midfielder is the one who wins the header at the near post - but he can only glance it wide!

Meanwhile, the score after 20 minutes in the other game: Ecuador 0-0 Senegal

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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15 mins: Good chance for Memphis Depay!

The Dutch forward plays a one-two with Frenkie de Jong, whose shot is blocked unintentionally by Klaasen but ricochets back to Depay - yet he can’t get over the ball as it sails over the bar!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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12 mins: Blind has two bites of the cherry to find an orange shirt in the box but Qatar get bodies in the way before the ball ricochets to goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham.

Holland getting in very easily down that left-hand side...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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10 mins: Virgil van Dijjk slams away a clearance for the Dutch after Qatar won the first ball from a cross into the box...

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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7 mins: Homam Ahmed down in the box after a challenge in the box with the Netherlands’ Davy Klassen.

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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4 mins: Bit of an opening for the Netherlands - and it was all too easy!

Memphis Depay wants too long to shoot in the box but does get a tame shot off, saved by Meshaal Barsham, before Daley Blind volleys over with his right-foot!

The Dutch look threatening early on...

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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3 mins: Qatar’s Hassan Al-Haydos has a powerful shot from range but it’s straight at Dutch keeper Andries Noppert!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 0-0 Qatar

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1 min: Not long to get Memphis Depay into the game!

Virgil van Dijk plays a long ball over the top but the Dutch striker can’t quite get on the end of it...

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar

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KICK-OFF: We’re underway at the Al Bayt Stadium - with the Dutch in their usual orange strip and Qatar in an all-white away strip!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar - A reminder of the teams at the Al Bayt Stadium!

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NED: Noppert, Timber, van Dijk, Ake, Dumfries, de Roon, de Jong, Blind, Klaassen, Gakpo, Depay

QAT: Barsham, Mohammad, Ro-Ro, Khoukhi, Hassan, Ahmed, Al Haydos, Madibo, Hatim, Ali, Afif

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar

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The teams are now out at the Al Bayt Stadium for this final match in Group A.

Qatar are playing for pride having already been knocked-out of their own World Cup while the Netherlands are looking for a big win. A win by a heavy margin (or simply by a margin bigger than a potential Ecuador win against Senegal) will see the Dutch finish top of Group A - and play the second-placed team in Group B on Saturday afternoon, which is England and Wales’ group!

Time for the national anthems!

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar

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Cody Gakpo on his quick start:

“I’m not surprised. I know what I’m capable of but it’s always a challenge to reach your highest level. I’m not there yet, I think I can improve in a lot of things.”

On speculation over his club future:

“I’m focused on the World Cup but it’s always nice to hear such rumours, As it stands now, I will still be playing for PSV after the winter break. But as I said before the start of the World Cup, we will see what happens.”

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar

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The players are warming up at the Al Bayt Stadium, where Qatar lost their opening game against Ecuador, but the hosts will be looking to put on a show as they play for pride in their final 2022 World Cup contest.

For the Netherlands, a draw guarantees qualification for the last-16. A win by a heavy margin (or simply by a margin bigger than a potential Ecuador win against Senegal) will see them finish top of Group A - and play the second-placed team in Group B on Saturday afternoon, which is England and Wales’ group!

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar - match odds!

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MATCH ODDS

Netherlands: 1/5

Draw: 11/2

Qatar: 14/1

WORLD CUP WINNER

Brazil: 5/2

Spain, England, France: 13/2

Argentina: 17/2

Portugal: 11/1

Netherlands: 11/1

Belgium: 18/1

Odds provided by Betfair

World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-1 Ecaudor - MATCH REPORT

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By Richard Jolly at the Khalifa International Stadium

Enner Valencia ensured Ecuador got the very least they deserved as they battled back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with the Netherlands in their World Cup Group A match at the Khalifa Stadium. The Oranje led early thanks to a stunning strike from highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo but did precious little else all game.

Ecuador, in contrast, had a goal from Brighton wing-back Pervis Estupinan disallowed on the stroke of half-time and also hit the bar close to the hour mark through Gonzalo Plata in a barnstorming display against a disjointed Dutch side.

Valencia’s equaliser came early in the second half, though his exit on a stretcher late on will be a major concern to Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro. The result ensured Qatar’s elimination from the tournament with a game to spare, joining South Africa in 2010 as the only hosts to fail to make it past the first round.

Group A will conclude with a three-way tussle for the last-16 places next Tuesday. The Netherlands could not have wished for a better start. Ecuador dispossessed Steven Bergwijn but immediately gave the ball away to Davy Klaassen, who left the ball to Gakpo running in the opposite direction.

Energetic Ecuador bite back to deny underwhelming Netherlands

World Cup 2022: Qatar 1-3 Senegal - MATCH REPORT

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Qatar waited 12 years to host the World Cup, but it has taken just six days for the host country to be knocked out. A 3-1 defeat to Senegal left Qatar at the mercy of the Netherlands, and the Dutch’s draw with Ecuador consigned them to some unwanted World Cup history. They are now the first World Cup hosts to be knocked out after only two matches.

Qatar, though, did score a goal and offered much more fight in the second half than they did in their opening defeat to Ecuador. Mohammed Muntari produced the historic moment of Qatar’s first World Cup goal with a sublime header on 78 minutes, allowing the home supporters faint hope of a comeback. It was swiftly put to bed by Bamba Dieng six minutes later, as the substitute restored Senegal’s two-goal lead.

The hosts will be left to regret not being braver from the start, especially now they have nothing to play for in Tuesday’s match against the Netherlands. Once again, Felix Sanchez’s side lacked quality and ambition, while defensive mistakes sealed their downfall and left Qatar looking badly exposed on the pitch.

Senegal’s hopes of advancing to the knockout stages remain alive - they will face Ecuador in a straight shootout for second place on Tuesday - but this was not a performance to encourage much else. This Group A clash may have been a meeting of the champions of Asia and Africa but it was a contest of two poor teams.

Without Sadio Mane, Senegal have been drained of inspiration and if Qatar released that earlier then they might have tried to plant more doubt into their minds. Qatar’s late fightback was too late and by then, their fate was already sealed.

Hapless hosts Qatar make unwanted World Cup history with early exit

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar - Louis van Gaal convinced Netherlands ‘have a chance’ of winning Qatar World Cup

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Louis van Gaal has emphasised his belief that Netherlands can win the Qatar World Cup – and that they “deserve some respect”. The Oranje, unbeaten in 17 matches, defeated Senegal 2-0 then drew 1-1 with Ecuador in their two Group A games so far.

They conclude their pool fixtures by playing the tournament hosts on Tuesday, and boss Van Gaal told a press conference ahead of the contest: “I hope this [saying the target is to lift the trophy] is no pressure at all.

“Because I think you always have to identify the goal, the purpose for which you are here, and then you can work your way towards that purpose. If you don’t identify that purpose and say, ‘The last 16 or the quarter-finals is enough,’ that isn’t the right way to do things.

“I never said we’re going to become world champion, I said we can become it, that we have a chance, and the players have also become convinced of that.”

Van Gaal – who is in his third spell as Netherlands head coach and oversaw a third-placed finish at the 2014 World Cup – has been critical of his team’s play in terms of ball possession in the last two games, and said he was looking for an improvement on that on Tuesday. But he was defensive of his players overall, saying: “By and large they have performed really well in the squad for us and I’m just assuming that will continue to happen.

Louis van Gaal convinced Netherlands ‘have a chance’ of winning World Cup

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar - TEAM NEWS!

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Memphis Depay is recalled for the Dutch!

NED: Noppert, Timber, van Dijk, Ake, Dumfries, de Roon, de Jong, Blind, Klaassen, Gakpo, Depay

Despite scoring in their 3-1 loss to Senegal, still no place in the starting XI for Qatar’s Mohammed Muntari.

QAT: Barsham, Mohammad, Ro-Ro, Khoukhi, Hassan, Ahmed, Al Haydos, Madibo, Hatim, Ali, Afif

World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Qatar

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Welcome to The Independent’s coverage of Qatar’s final match in this World Cup as they face the Netherlands who are targeting top spot in Group A.

The Dutch are on four points after their opening two games - a win against Senegal and a draw versus Ecaudor - with a point enough to guarantee qualification for the last-16.

Qatat, meanwhile, are pointless after two games and have already been knocked out of their own World Cup.

Kick-off at the Al Bayt Stadium is at 3pm - team news coming up!

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