World Cup: the Netherlands qualified, Qatar dismissed

World Cup: Netherlands qualified, Qatar dismissed


The Netherlands advanced to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup by virtue of a 2-0 win over Qatar on Tuesday at Al Bayt Stadium, and they can once again say thank you to Cody Gakpo. 

Gakpo opened the scoring in the 26th minute with his third goal of this competition. He did the same in an 84th-minute 2-0 win against Senegal, then against Ecuador in a 1-1 draw.

“It was really very important to win this match and especially to continue to improve our game, he said according to AFP. We want to win each match, one after the other, because our goal is to be world champion. We work hard for that. Having scored three goals? It's always important to score, of course, but I'm happy to help the team.”

The Dutch have thus achieved their goal of finishing first in Group A, according to coach Louis van Gaal

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Qualified as the host team, Qatar suffered a third defeat in as many games .

The local favorites have conceded seven goals against the Netherlands, Senegal and the Netherlands while scoring just one. However, it was the first participation in the World Cup for the representatives of this Persian Gulf country, who took the opportunity to gain experience.

“It's a good experience, it's It's a first World Cup for us, we're still happy, explained midfielder Karim Boudiaf, according to AFP. It will help us a lot in the future. In the World Cup, the level is really high, we have seen it, but we are still satisfied.”

The Qataris are now looking to the 2026 World Cup, which will be played in North America , with the firm intention of qualifying and experiencing a better course there.

“We hope that the next World Cup will be better. It's soccer, we didn't start the tournament very well and then we played against very strong teams, it's difficult, said defender Pedro Miguel. We did our best, but it was not possible, we have to move on and learn from our mistakes.”