Qatar v Senegal World Cup 2022: kickoff time, venue, stats and odds

Date:

DOHA : Qatar play Senegal in the World Cup in Doha on Friday.

When: Friday Nov. 25, 1600 local (1300 GMT/ 0800 ET)

Where: Al Thumama Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Odds:

Qatar win: 5/1

Senegal win: 8/13

Draw: 13/5

Key stats:

* Both teams lost their first game, with Qatar falling 2-0 to Ecuador for the first ever loss by a host country in the opening match and Senegal to Netherlands by the same score.

* The game in Al Thumama stadium will be a meeting between the current Asian and African champions.

* Regional governing bodies CAF and the AFC have previously organised two intercontinental tournaments together, one for the continents’ club sides and the other for national teams.

* Senegal shocked the world by reaching the quarter-finals 20 years ago on their first World Cup appearance in Japan and South Korea. A 16-year wait to return to the finals followed but at Russia 2018 their hearts were broken as they were eliminated in the group stage by Japan on a fair play tiebreaker.

* Qatar hope to avoid becoming only the second World Cup hosts to be eliminated in the first round at the finals after South Africa in 2010.

Previous meetings:

This will be the first meeting between the two sides. (This story has been corrected to clarify South Africa are the only hosts to be eliminated in the first round)

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