Four years after missing out on the World Cup entirely, the Netherlands beat Qatar 2-0 on Tuesday to top Group A and advance to the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Tuesday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
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Netherlands 2, Qatar 0
Setting the scene
The host country team was aiming for its first win of the tournament after two consecutive defeats. The Netherlands would advance to the knockout stage with a win or a draw.
Cody Gakpo struck first for the Netherlands, moving into prime position to advance to the knockout stage. It is already Gakpo’s third goal in the 2022 World Cup.
Dutch Cody Gakpo scores a goal against Qatar in the 26th minute
Medium: live group results scenarios
If that result holds, the Netherlands would win Group A and play in the Round of 16 at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, possibly against the United States.
49′: The second half begins with a bang!
Frenkie De Jong’s goal from a rebound gave the Netherlands a 2-0 lead and booked their trip to the knockout stages barring a historic collapse.
Dutch Frenkie De Jong scores a goal vs. qatar in 49 minutes
68′: Netherlands goal reversed by handball
The The Netherlands almost had their third goal of the day, but it was reversed on VAR due to an apparent handball penalty on Gakpo.
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