Ecuador dominate 1-1 World Cup draw with the Netherlands | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information

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Cody Gakpo put the Netherlands a objective up after simply six minutes, however Enner Valencia equalised early within the second half.

The Netherlands and Ecuador shared factors of their second World Cup match, with the South American underdogs wanting the extra harmful all through their 1-1 draw.

The end result on Friday signifies that hosts Qatar are the primary group to be knocked out of the event. Senegal beat Qatar 3-1 earlier within the different Group A match of the day.

Cody Gakpo, the PSV Eindhoven ahead who has been strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United, put the Netherlands in entrance with an excellent strike within the sixth minute on the Al Khalifa Worldwide Stadium.

Netherlands v Ecuador
Cody Gakpo opens the rating for the Netherlands [Hannah Mckay/Reuters]

However with a big and vociferous assist behind them, Ecuador fought again with such ferocity that the Dutch had been rattled – and an Ecuador objective disallowed simply earlier than half-time gave a sign of the one-way site visitors which was to observe within the second half.

Minutes into the second interval, Enner Valencia grew to become this World Cup’s highest objective scorer – up to now – with a objective within the forty ninth minute. It was the captain’s third objective of the marketing campaign after his brace in his nation’s opening win over Qatar.

With the Netherlands and Ecuador now each on 4 factors in Group A, adopted by Senegal with three, Qatar can not now qualify for the knock-out levels as they stand on the backside of the desk with zero factors forward of their final match towards the Dutch facet.

Only a few would have anticipated the hosts to get out of the group, however they are going to be disillusioned to enter the final group sport with nothing on the road.

Ecuador's Gonzalo Plata shoots against the crossbar
Gonzalo Plata’s shot struck the crossbar [Marko Djurica/Reuters]

Ecuador might even have received this sport, with Gonzalo Plata crashing a shot off the crossbar simply earlier than the hour mark. La Tri put in 23 crosses to the Netherlands’ seven in an indication that if anybody was about to internet a winner, it wasn’t going to be the Dutch.

An encouraging night for Ecuador was marred by the sight of Valencia coming off on a stretcher late on after which sitting with ice round his proper knee, and they’ll hope their all-time high scorer can get well rapidly.

Ecuador play Senegal within the final spherical of their group matches on Tuesday, whereas the Netherlands face Qatar, understanding a draw is all they should assure their place within the spherical of 16.

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