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Ecuador hold Netherlands, hosts Qatar exit World Cup

The Netherlands wanted 84 minutes to discover a purpose of their opening win in opposition to Senegal. On Friday, they acquired on board within the sixth—the quickest purpose of this World Cup to date—however Ecuador swiftly grew into the competition to script a 1-1 draw on the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Both the scorers added to their tally this World Cup: Cody Gakpo for the Netherlands and Enner Valencia, who scored a brace in opposition to Qatar, for Ecuador within the forty ninth minute earlier than being stretchered off late within the recreation.

The draw leaves each groups on 4 factors, with Senegal on three. With the Dutch to face the knocked-out Qatar of their final league recreation, lots may experience on the Ecuador-Senegal conflict to find out the second workforce to advance from this group.

It was a quick begin by the Dutch, courtesy an equally speedy strike by Gapko. In an excellent end, the 23-year-old rocketed the ball from his left foot from outdoors the Ecuador field after being arrange by Davy Klaassen. It introduced a brisk finish to a defensive run of Ecuador of not conceding a purpose of their earlier seven matches.

A rattled Ecuador composed themselves after which made a flurry of entries into the Dutch penalty space. Captain Valencia had a crack on track which wanted a diving save by Dutch goalkeeper Andries Noppert. Ecuador thought that they had equalised on the stroke of half-time via a deflection from Pervis Estupinan, just for it to be disallowed by VAR with Jackson Porozo positioned off-side instantly in line of Noppert’s imaginative and prescient.

Netherlands summoned Memphis Depay for the second half however 4 minutes into it, Ecuador weren’t to be denied once more. Some sloppy defending by the Dutch gave Estupinan house on the left to drill in a low shot. Noppert acquired his left hand out to parry the ball however Valencia was positioned completely to redirect it into the online.

Ecuador had been bossing the sport, had loads extra makes an attempt on purpose than the Dutch and had been even denied by the bar.

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