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##[Link to the World Cup Hub Thread](/r/soccer/comments/z05yq8/fifa_world_cup_qatar_2022_hub_thread/)


Crovasio

Why didn't Mendez play?


GSWHT

Bro collapsed to the most gentle tap lol and asked for a penalty


Onemendo

So Happy guys!!!! SENEGAL is proud .....


Muangthong200

Feel so bad for Ecuador. Such a good young vibrant team that was entertaining and they played so well this World Cup. They really should have beaten Netherlands. This World Cup is proving you can’t assume anything and you have to take your chances. As for Senegal the fact they were able to make it out this group without Sadio Mane is insane. Aliou Cisse is an amazing coach and his tactics this game were spot on. I hope they play England in the round of 16. I’d be very interested in that match.


MolicOnePGR

Senegal qualifying from the easiest group without Mane really isn’t that surprising. They are the African Champs.


AdComprehensive7879

trying to su bout trippier. Anyone knows who's more attacking: hakimi or mazraoui


inthezoneautozone12

So much for ecuador being as good as 2014 colombia (according to some). Its a shame but they'll be back stronger though with that young squad.


Crovasio

That Colombian side played like Brazil of 1970.


phoen1x9

We could have given them a couple hints on how to beat African teams: Colombia 2 - 1 Ivory Coast (2014) Colombia 1 - 0 Senegal (2018)


Jumpy_Distribution96

Biggest victory in Senegal's football history, right after defeating the French in 2002.


SpyMonkey3D

Come on, winning vs Egypt at the last CAN is bigger than this


Kingslayer1526

No id say the 3rd biggest or 4th. The 2nd has to be the ro16 win against Sweden in 2002 with that golden goal winner from Henri Camara and also their afcon final win first ever trophy after all


khaleyi

Up there with the CAN victory Imo


MikadoRevenger

Impossible. All major nations (and even random ones like Zambia) had already won it. The number one victory is the final against Egypt, no question. The second one is the victory against world and Europe champions, and old colonizers, France. In the first world cup match of our history. By contrast, qualifying against Sweden trumps the today's victory.


AaronQ94

Fuck. US please be my final hope today.


coolhandmoos

Ecuador was deserving of moving on but Senegal played so well today. Applause to both teams today!


MillennialDeadbeat

Senegal deserved it more.


raddeon88

The one team that managed to draw with the Dutch, couldnt beat Senegal. Feels bad sudacas.


khaleyi

Senegal was supposed to beat Netherland anyways they were much better


kakje666

how exactly were Senegal suppose to beat Netherlands ?


khaleyi

Have you watched the game?


kakje666

yeah it was close but saying that Senegal objectively should have won is a exaggeration imo


biggerboypew

That's not how football works


TicketSuggestion

Ecuador deserved to win against the Netherlands. Senegal-Netherlands both sides had like two chances all game


khaleyi

Senegal played better, wasted chances, then Mendy sold the game lol


TicketSuggestion

Senegal had better control but didn't create anything of substance all game. Maybe two or three realistic chances, but clearly so did the Netherlands. It was just a bland game from both sides in my opinion, but I guess we should just agree to disagree


khaleyi

As a senegalese I'm not totally objective, I admit 🤣


bmarvel808

.. and Netherlands scored 2 out of their chances. So who deserved the win? Rhetorical question btw.


Arregui

GGs thank you Ecuador y’all put on a show this tournament, proud of my country ),:


Poundssssnake

🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳🇸🇳 let's gooo! We bringing the cup home


chootchootchoot

Senegalese crowd atmosphere was amazing. Like a 90 minute party


Poundssssnake

Lmao in Dakar people are wilding out, everyone was dancing in the streets when we won. There's so much joy around!


Endrunner271

Nonstop all game atmosphere was amazing


arboum7

Making africa proud 🫡👏🏽 Cheers from Algeria 🇸🇳🇩🇿


Poundssssnake

Marhaba! Thank you fam 🇩🇿


donteto

La Conmebol es una mentira :-(


scuac

🧐 CONMEBOL was the best performer over the first two rounds of games


RAYGUN6302

Reminder that this should be Egypt celebrating instead of these Senegalese cheats


PinkPusssyPolitics

Profile pic checks out. Stay mad. Stay salty.


RA12220

What’s the history behind that?


RAYGUN6302

Senegal fans blinded Egyptian players with lasers in a penalty shootout to determine who makes it to Qatar


raddeon88

Holy shit lmfao, scary but kinda funny


bunsoboii

Hey, read [this article](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/tsjmpt/fatau_dauda_former_ghana_goalkeeper_mocks_egypt/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf). It’s got some interesting background info on that bold statement you’re making


GMSB

Like 10 videos on this subreddit when it happened if you really want to know should be easy to find


bunsoboii

K thx!


vpu7

Liverpool fan who never watched an African Cup before. Lol


RAYGUN6302

I mean you must live under a rock


bunsoboii

Apparently Egypt [did the same to Ghana in 2013.](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/tsjmpt/fatau_dauda_former_ghana_goalkeeper_mocks_egypt/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) What’s that saying? What goes around comes around.


bunsoboii

Source?


njseahawk

Im a Chelsea/Ecua fan...Koulibaly you broke my heart today. I expect the same goals in the Prem league now. Congrats to Senegal, they played a hell of a game.


Flashy-Duck-6327

Well he's already scored the same goal against Tottenham so you can't expect anything from him again 😂


ffddddddsjjb

How beautiful is soccer :')


PinkPusssyPolitics

Cricket is better tho. Don't @ me.


ffddddddsjjb

I have had a lifetime of trauma supporting India for the past decade so I have abandoned cricket for good at last :/


PinkPusssyPolitics

That's why I support England in cricket as well! 😎🏏


malcxxlm

Congrats to all my Senegalese brothers, Ecuador was really great too but Senegal is impressive even without Mané


raddeon88

All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces 😥


Recent-Throat9525

Congraaaaats to all Senegalese. Cheers from Morocco 🇲🇦


bunsoboii

Senegaaaaaal ❤️🙌🙌


teemine04

🇸🇳 🇸🇳 🇸🇳


JMatty01

Unlucky for Ecuador. Should've beat the dutch but didn't deserve to win tonight. Really good showing considering they're facing AFCON champions and a European side unbeaten for a while.


DoundouGuiss

Quiero llorar. Quiero llorar 😭


khaleyi

pero tienes la bandera de senegal jajaja


groggyhouse

Maybe tears of joy haha


recuerdamoi

Confusion


[deleted]

Bit of a noob here - so basically top of Group A plays second place of Group B and vice versa? Who do the winners of that game play?


PESSl

Yes, Group A winner vs Group B 2nd. Then in the next game they will face the winner of Group C 1st vs Group D 2nd and so on


BertieTheDoggo

Winner of 1stA vs 2ndB plays the winner of 1stC vs 2ndD


TakeSomeMore

Pretty sure you can find the bracket on the fifa site


ja_dubs

The bracket can be found [here.](https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2022-world-cup-predictions/bracket/?ex_cid=rrpromo)


stevent4

That's the knockout rounds so they'll play whoever moves on from the other knockout games.


Panixs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/schedule#


No_Worry_2256

As a Nigerian-American, I'm so, so pleased for Senegal. First time an African Nation has made it to the round of 16 since the 2014 World Cup. However, _WHAT WAS THAT FROM ECUADOR?!_ It was shocking to me that they didn't play with any sort of belief at all today. Did they remember in the 80th minute that they had to at least draw to advance? Or did they just expound all their energy falling over themselves? A poor, poor showing from Ecuador. Such a disappointing performance. If you're going to go out, at least go out fighting.


raddeon88

Round of 16 in 4 years? Wat


No_Worry_2256

Typo. I meant since the 2014 World Cup.


raddeon88

Gotcha


stevent4

Well it would have to be 4 years since that's how often the world cup comes around but I get your point, I love seeing lower standing teams make it far in the WC, especially African teams. Would love to see Nigeria back in the WC. They had a really exciting team in 2018


No_Worry_2256

What I meant was this was the first time any African nation reached the round of 16 since 2014.


stevent4

Ah nice, I didn't even notice that one of them didn't make it. Fingers crossed a few make it this time.


Wingiex

They played far far worse than their showing vs the Dutch. Shame.


No_Worry_2256

If you're going to go out, at least go out fighting.


MillennialDeadbeat

Yeah I thought they had a great first match but as another Nigerian-American I was rooting for Senegal


ohpeekaboob

Ecuador really shit the bed this game, playing like they had another game to fall back on. I was pushing for them but woof they did not bring it


No_Worry_2256

Did Ecuador not know that they had to at least draw this game to go through? Like WTF was that?


SilentXCaspa

Yeah this was not the same team that faced the Netherlands.


carlitosoba

Feel bad for Alfaro.


EminenceUnchained

He did it to himself. Starting Gruezo and Franco was a huge mistake, and so was playing with only 2 CB’s instead of 3 like they did against Netherlands, especially since tactically it seemed like he was playing for a draw. Also, putting in Reasco who is not in good form, and had not played even a minute in this WC when you are trying to get a goal is shocking to me. Especially with Ibarra on the bench, who to be fair wasn’t that impressive, but at least had some quality minutes under his belt in this WC. Don’t even get me started on the fact that he didn’t even bother to call Campana, who was one of the most in form Ecuadorian strikers coming into this World Cup.


PurpleBandit3000

Bad luck for Ecuador. Beat the hosts and had a solid showing vs. the Netherlands. they hadn't lost a match till now and now they're out.


husny1

Man these American commentators can't even pronounce a non english name right.


olli_bombastico

Happens with almost every commentator around the world.


husny1

The difference is when some one makes a mistake pronouncing an American name then he is blamed. Not the other way around. If you are commentator then learn to pronounce the names just like how other countries do it.


olli_bombastico

Are these imaginary people blaming you in the room with us?


husny1

Just another entitled American.


olli_bombastico

People from other countries exist on Reddit my friend. The irony is comical.


iLucifux

Equador against Netherlands looked far more threatening, today they were just the 2nd best team on the pitch. Happens when you play for the draw, never change your game


GSWHT

Yeah I won’t be able to take this level of stress tomorrow when Messi plays.


random1751484

Yesssss Senegal, was always pulling for you


WallBroad

Sad for Ecuador. However, nice to see Enner Valencia make a legacy for himself this WC


Johnnyvezai

Great match, shame only one team could make it through, but that’s how it goes. We still got the main event coming up.


villiers19

Bravo 🇸🇳!! Shame for Ecuador! Played their first two games really really well.. but not the most important one


thalne

congrats Senegal, hope they get far. Ecuador left a good impression.


xShaD0wMast3rzxs

Highlights of this game weren’t from the match itself, but from the Moroccan fan awkwardly dancing with the Senegalese fans and the Ecuadorean player playing choo choo train with the subbed Senegalese player


stgdevil

Also Ecuadorian Danny Devito going from happy to sad in 2 mins


TiberiusCornelius

Feel bad for Ecuador but equally you absolutely love to see Senegal go through


No_Consideration3887

This Senegal squad is hungry


Scary_Resolve7111

Senegal is just missing one very fast winger and they’ll go far in this competition


MillennialDeadbeat

They also need to work on their finishing. They had two clear open chances in front of the goal in the first 10 minutes of the match.


8mmspikes

Africa has provided some fun games and great atmosphere this WC, glad to see them in the knockout stages


MillennialDeadbeat

Yeah the Ghana and Cameroon games yesterday were by far the most exciting. And then today with Senegal with the captain coming back to go up 2-1 immediately after Ecuador equalized. Just amazing.


koa_lala

I'm happy for Senegal!


husny1

Why does both teams coach look like snoopdog?


mehrabrym

Senegal are the African Cup of Nations champions. If they couldn't get through it would be a real tragedy.


Johnny_Banana18

their star player is not playing


MillennialDeadbeat

Doesn't matter. There's 10 other men on the pitch at the time.


Johnny_Banana18

Senegal is a relatively well balanced team, unlike say Egypt.


Casamance

FUCK YES WE DID IT


Settl

Congrats 💪. Looking forward to our game!


Casamance

🇸🇳⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 can't wait to see it!


ady_1

Ecuador had a solid world cup got me rooting for them can be proud with that group stage performance overall and caicedo what a talent


syncc6

Props to Senegal. They clearly wanted it more.


TokugawaTabby

Starting to think those fans are just AI generated on some sort of screen or something. Surely no one has that much energy for 2 hours


rytmen

Yeah nah african fans are just so much better than the rest so i see you have a hard time coping with it 🤣🤣


mehrabrym

Are you kidding? I just came from watching the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne which is a 3.5 hr game and those fans had energy for their teams for HOURS after the game was over!


No_Orchid5709

Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf bowling 😘😘😘


mehrabrym

Naseem Shah's bowling was just the best example of "Don't judge it by the bowling figure" that I've ever personally seen. Horrendous figure paired with just fantastic bowling.


No_Orchid5709

He almost had Buttler and those 5 runs that he conceded in the final 2 overs almost brought the game back. Sadly, Shaheen got injured. Very unfortunate it was. P.S - Indian here, was rooting for you guys in the final (I don't really like the Indian Team, so I'm neutral about cricket, just like how I enjoy soccer)


mehrabrym

>P.S - Indian here, was rooting for you guys in the final 😄 Bangladeshi here, was just rooting for a good match as a neutral which we got. Unfortunate about Shaheen, would have been a really close final over had he not injured himself with that crucial catch.


No_Orchid5709

>😄 Bangladeshi here Ahh 😀. I guess we all love good matches. How's the support for the Football WC back home. Heard about so many rooting for Brazil and Argentina in Bangladesh.


mehrabrym

I'm actually a Bangladeshi living in Canada so I am not there now but it's always crazy there during the world cup. For the entire month, it would be the only topic of conversation, and there is always tension between Brazil and Argentina supporters. Just saw a video the other day of thousands of people erupting because Messi scored.


No_Orchid5709

Over here in India, it's the same in the states of Kerala and West Bengal. People literally fight over Argentina and Brazil. Sadly though, the rest of the country still cares about boring cricket bilaterals. I live in the state of Punjab and there is little to no craze for the WC. In Kerala, people party on the streets. The good thing is that the middle-class kids is getting more and more attracted to soccer. Still a long way to Cricket. We need to diversify into new sports. I really hope I would get to see India vs Bangladesh in FIFA World Cup 😁. I think I'm being too hopeful lol.


mehrabrym

Ah, that is sad. Bangladesh is crazy about cricket, but we're also crazy about at least the football world cup. It's good to diversify. >I really hope I would get to see India vs Bangladesh in FIFA World Cup 😁. I feel like the only way at this point is if hosting the world cup is awarded on a rotational basis and Bangladesh ends up co-hosting with India or something.


the-flying-hobo

Mama Africa baby


RA12220

No good team ever plays for a draw. You have to take into consideration the mentality of your opponents.


[deleted]

so happy for our brothers in senegal, let's gooo


Casamance

MERCI BEAUCOUP


[deleted]

FÉLICITATIONS FRERO 🇸🇳 🇸🇳


Jumpy_Distribution96

The most dangerous time of conceding a goal in a football game is right after you score one because enthusiasm makes the players lose their concentration. Ecuador was no exception tonight, but I guess it's something you would expect from a young and inexperienced team.


-TheGreaterWill-

So obviously better team won. Ecuador played decently first two games, but in this one they looked rather bland, involving into some absurd theatrical scenes and other crap instead of playing good football.


njseahawk

Decently first two games? Bro we owned both Qatar and Netherlands. Give respect where its due.


GoldenScorpion168

The infuriating part was that Ecuador looked actually good when they weren't diving or foul-baiting. Such a big what-if.


Averdian

Happy for them to go through after they were eliminated on fair play points in 2018


Frankie_48

Sucks to see any of these two go home, but that’s how it goes, congrats to Senegal!


ghos_

Wao, Ecuador, did not do their best.


Nabedane

I'm loving it! Congrats Senegal!!


kofimmra03

None of these teams deserved to go out man


RAYGUN6302

Senegal play wayyy better without Mane


villiers19

Not really. In fact, Senegal’s coach who has been adopting extra defensive tactics for ages. Just this World Cup, he went a bit more offensive but we could see the same old Cisse in the seconhalf until Ecuador scored. Had Mané been in an attacking team, Senegal would be far ahead by now.


bh8787

Man I’m a just a neautal but tough to see those Ecuador players there


Zeke1216

Damn the Ecuador from the first two games did not show up today


PurpleBandit3000

First African nation to qualify! So happy for Senegal. Felt bad after 2018 when they couldn't due to losing the yellow card tiebreaker vs. Japan.


Hoddedmann

Ghana about to hit the biggest revenge on Uruguay and qualify aswell


RAYGUN6302

That was so stupid.


PESSl

yessir siuuuuuuuuu


9248-

Imma miss Valencia


No_Consideration3887

SENEGAL TO THE R16


Settl

CHEERS GEOFF


GayRattleSnek

ESO PAPI KOULIBALY


NovaLibertas

Sad for Ecuador, but congrats to Senegal! Nanga def?


mike-sonko

Mangi fi rekk. 🤝


NovaLibertas

My Senegalese friends taught me a bit of Wolof back when I was living in Argentina. <3


Armthedillos5

GG all


LilSxshi

Ngl Id rather see ecuador and senegal make it out the group. Sad it came to one or the other 🥲


fk89

Yo il pleure pour quel raison ??? Ils ont joué comme la merde


ruthekangaroo

God damn it


BKBurner2

Good game. For me if South America isn’t represented the 2nd best is to have Africa represent. Good luck Senegal!!


evilmoi987

Damnit I hate seeing the players cry :(


Toxetor

:( Don't like seeing players cry.


saturnx9

Up next is probably England. Should be a fun match with 2 very distinct styles.


ChickenMoSalah

Let’s goooo Senegalll


D0D

So Senegal vs USA or Iran most likely..? Senegal looking pretty good.


itBlimp1

Vs England


D0D

My bad, England indeed if they don't totally fail


Max0699

Senegal vs England


Wilco120

Senegal is second in the group so wouldnt they most likely go up against england? Genuine question thats what i heard


Trick-Traffic1411

It's Senegal vs England


TastyTacoTonight

Senegal will play first place of group B, likely to be England


ThatGuaxi

Senegal vs England probably


akaanksh

It should be Senegal vs. England, right? A2 vs B1


ohpeekaboob

They definitely did well in this group but overall they're pretty sloppy. Once they hit a stronger tier team though they are toast


nigelstraw

Happy for Senegal, they overcame a tough Ecuador defense without Mane to advance


lostinverona

Would love to see Senegal make a deep run


Sesti-nator

Gg Senegal, this was arguably the best game of the group. We may be eliminated but we played descent. I’m proud of you, la tri.


CharlesOlivesGOAT

We have a lot to improve


Av8-Wx14

Feels bad man