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Qatar and Senegal will look to bounce back from their losses in the first match when they meet in Group A on Friday.

Hosts Qatar began the tournament by taking on Ecuador on Sunday but rarely seemed to trouble their South American opponents as they went down 2-0.

Meanwhile, Senegal held off the Netherlands until the 84th minute, but late goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen sealed victory for Louis Van Gaal’s men.

Qatar was handily defeated by Ecuador in their opening match of the tournament

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

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

Both teams are already trying to catch up, but a win would leave them with everything to play for the final game of the group stage.

Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know before the game.

When is Qatar vs Senegal?

The Group A match will kick off at 1pm (GMT), which is 4pm in Qatar, on Friday, November 25.

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

Date: Friday, November 21

Weather: 1:00pm (UK), 8:00am (US Eastern Time) and 12:00pm (Australian Eastern Time) on Saturdays.

How to watch the game

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

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

Australian viewers can tune in to the game via SBS, which will televise all matches during the 2022 World Cup.

If you can’t watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlight videos after each game.

UK: BBC One and BBC iPlayer

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

Australia: SBS and SBS on demand

BBC One to broadcast Qatar's Group A match against Senegal on Friday afternoon

BBC One to broadcast Qatar’s Group A match against Senegal on Friday afternoon

Where is Qatar vs Senegal played?

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

The venue only opened in October 2021 and hosted six matches in the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.

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

In total, six group stage matches will be played at the stadium, plus one in the round of 16 and one in the quarterfinals.

Location: Al Thumama, Al Khor

Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium

The Group A match will take place at the 40-000 seat Al Thumama Stadium.

The Group A match will take place at the 40-000 seat Al Thumama Stadium.

Qatar vs Senegal: Team News

Saad Al Sheeb had a memorable World Cup debut as Qatar’s goalkeeper in Sunday’s opening game against Ecuador.

The goalkeeper was not covered in glory in the first three minutes when he struck a free-kick, and only blushed when Enner Valencia’s header was ruled out for offside in the previous one.

However, he was not so lucky later in the half, as he conceded a penalty after sending Valencia out, and manager Félix Sánchez could be considering his other goalkeeping options ahead of his team’s second game.

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

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had a tough night in that match and arguably could have done better on both goals. However, given his pedigree at the highest level, it seems likely Mendy will keep his starting spot for now.

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

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

Edouard Mendy didn't fare much better than Al Sheeb in Senegal's loss to the Netherlands

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

Squad of Qatar

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

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

Senegalese team

Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng, Alfred Gomis, Edouard Mendy.

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

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

Forward: 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 met in international football.

Results and matches of Group A

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands

Qatar vs Senegal – Friday, November 25

Holland 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 loss in the first match.

Senegal will be looking to bounce back against the hosts after their loss in the first match.

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