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Senegal Beat Ecuador, Become First African Side To Qualify For Knockout Phase

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Senegal Beat Ecuador, Become First African Side To Qualify For Knockout Phase

Senegal have qualified for the knockout phase of the 2022 World Cup after beating Ecuador 1-2 in a Group A match on Wednesday, becoming the first African side to reach that feat in Qatar.

Kalidou Koulibaly volleyed home a precious winner to send Senegal through to the Round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the expense of Ecuador.

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Needing a win to qualify, with the Netherlands beating Qatar as expected to top Group A, the African champions went in front just before half-time when Piero Hincapie bundled over Ismaila Sarr, who picked himself up to calmly convert the penalty.

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