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Key facts on Qatar versus Senegal World Cup match



Doha, State of Qatar
  • This is the first-ever international match between Qatar and Senegal.
  • Qatar have lost only three of their last 13 international matches against African opposition (Win 5;  Draw 5)
  • Senegal’s only previous World Cup match against an Asian team was their 2-2 draw against Japan in 2018.
  • Against the Netherlands, Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Youssouf Sabaly, Cheikhou Kouyaté and Ismaïla Sarr became the first players to play for Senegal at two FIFA World Cups (2018 and 2022).

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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