Qatar vs Senegal – World Cup 2022: Kick-off time for the Group A clash

Qatar and Senegal face each other after both losing their opening match in Group A, needing a win to get their World Cup back on track… but what time is kick-off? What TV channel is it on? What is their head-to-head record? And what is the team news?

  • Qatar and Senegal will play each other in their second games in Group A
  • Both teams lost their opening match of the tournament earlier this week
  • Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know ahead of the game
  • Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results

Qatar and Senegal will be looking to bounce back from their opening game losses when they face each other in Group A on Friday.

Hosts Qatar kicked-off the tournament by facing Ecuador on Sunday, but they rarely looked like troubling their South American opponents as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat.

Meanwhile, Senegal held Holland until the 84th minutes, but late goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen sealed a win for Louis Van Gaal’s men.

Qatar were comfortably beaten by Ecuador in their opening match of the tournament

Senegal slipped to defeat against the Netherlands after conceding two late goals

Both teams are already playing catch-up, but a win would leave them with everything still to play for heading into their final group game.

Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know ahead of the match. 

The Group A encounter is due to get underway at 1pm (GMT), which is 4pm in Qatar, on Friday, November 25.

The match will start at 8am (EST) in the US. In Australia, the game will kick-off at 12am on Saturday.  

Date: Friday, November 21

Time: 1pm (UK), 8am (US Eastern) and 12am on Saturday (Australian Eastern).

How to watch the match

The game will be aired in the UK on BBC One. For those looking to stream the match, you will be able to do so by using the BBC iPlayer.  

Fox and the Peacock streaming service, as well as Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, will carry the match in the US.

Australian viewers can tune into the game via SBS, who will be televising every match during the 2022 World Cup.

If you’re unable to watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube Channel (Worldwide). The official YouTube channel will be posting highlight reels after each game.  

UK: BBC One and BBC iPlayer

US: FOX Sports App, Peacock, Foxsports.com, SiriusXM FC, Telemundo, FOX Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

BBC One will be airing Qatar’s Group A match with Senegal on Friday afternoon

Where is Qatar vs Senegal being played?

Friday’s match will take place at the Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, which has a capacity of 40,000.

The venue was only opened in October 2021, bust hosted six matches at the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.

Senegal played their first game of the tournament against the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium as well.

In total, six group matches will be held at the stadium, plus one last-16 match and a quarter-final clash.   

Location: Al Thumama, Al Khor

Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium

The Group A match will be taking place at the 40-000 seater Al Thumama Stadium

Qatar vs Senegal: Team News 

Saad Al Sheeb had a World Cup debut to forget in goal for Qatar in Sunday’s opening game against Ecuador. 

The shot-stopper did not cover himself in glory inside the opening three minutes when he flapped at a free-kick, and his blushes were only spared when Enner Valencia’s header was ruled out for offside in the build-up. 

He was not so fortunate later in the half, though, as he conceded a penalty after taking out Valencia, and manager Felix Sanchez could be looking at his other goalkeeping options ahead of his team’s second match. 

Without their injured talisman Sadio Mane, Senegal appeared to lacking firepower in the final third against the Netherlands, and Aliou Cisse may be considering freshening things up in attack.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had a difficult evening in that game, and arguably could have done better for both goals. However, given his pedigree at the highest level, it seems likely that Mendy will keep his starting berth for now.   

Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb had a disastrous game against Ecuador on Sunday

Edouard Mendy did not fare much better than Al Sheeb in Senegal’s loss to the Netherlands

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Qatar squad

Goalkeepers: Saad Al Sheeb, Yousef Hassan, Meshaal Barsham

Defenders: Abdelkarim Hassan, Boualem Khoukhi, Pedro Miguel, Ismaeel Mohammed, Bassam Al-Rawi, Tarek Salman, Musab Kheder, Jassem Gaber, Homam Ahmed

Midfielders: Karim Boudiaf, Abdulaziz Hatem, Ali Assadalla, Assim Madibo, Salem Al-Hajri, Mohammed Waad, Mostafa Meshaal

Forwards: Hassan Al-Haydos, Akram Afif, Almoez Ali, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Khalid Muneer, Naif Al-Hadhrami   

Senegal squad

Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng, Alfred Gomis, Edouard Mendy.

Defenders: Pape Abou Cisse, Fode Ballo-Toure, Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs, Kalidou Koulibaly, Formose Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly.

Midfielders: Pathe Ciss, Krepin Diatta, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Pape Matar Sarr, Mamadou Loum, Nampalys Mendy, Moustapha Name.

Forwards: Boulaye Dia, Famara Diédhiou, Bamba Dieng, Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr.

Head-to-head record

This will be the first time that Qatar and Senegal have ever played each other in international football.

Group A results and fixtures

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands

Qatar vs Senegal – Friday, November 25

Netherlands vs Ecuador – Friday, November 25

Netherlands vs Qatar – Tuesday, November 29

Ecuador vs Senegal – Tuesday, November 29 

Senegal will be looking to bounce back against the hosts after their opening game defeat




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