Senegal to face England in Round of 16
News Desk || risingbd.com
Senegal will face off with England at the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Round of 16 tie will be played on December 4 at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
The Lions of Teranga beat Ecuador 2-1 to finish second in Group A to book a place in the knockout.
England confirmed their place at the summit with a 3-0 victory of Wales in a British derby thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford (2) and Phil Foden.
Gareth Southgate’s side sealed first place in Group B thanks to key contributions from Rashford and Foden after they were restored to the team by the England boss.
Foden showed why there has been such a clamour for him to start as he won the free-kick that Rashford converted to break the deadlock early in the second half at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha.
Foden doubled England’s lead just seconds later to effectively ended the one-sided ‘Battle of Britain’ and Rashford struck again to ensure Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 ended in disappointment.
With Foden and Rashford providing the cutting edge so lacking in their previous match — a dour goalless draw against the United States — England won for just the second time in their last nine games.
A spluttering first half showed the Three Lions still have room for improvement as they chase a first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.