Bamba Dieng (L) of Sengal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's third goal uring the FIFA World Cup 2022 group A soccer match between Qatar and Senegal at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, 25 November 2022. EFE/EPA/Noushad Thekkayil

Senegal beat World Cup hosts Qatar 3-1

Doha, Nov 25 (EFE).- Senegal secured a 3-1 victory over Qatar on Friday as the World Cup hosts bagged a consolation goal, their first of the competition so far.

A defensive gaffe from Qatar gifted a chance to Boulaye Dia, who was happy to slot the ball away to get the West African team on the scoreboard just before halftime.

Famara Diedhuou doubled Senegal’s lead with a glancing header from a corner early in the second half.

Qatar, who have lost all their games so far in the World Cup, clawed one back through Mohammed Muntari with an impressive header past Chelsea keeper Édouard Mendy in the 78th minute.

But it was too little too late for the host nation as Bamba Dieng sealed the three points for Senegal just six minutes later. EFE