Senegal vs Netherlands live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Group A match

By | November 21, 2022

The two highest-ranked teams in 2022 World Cup Group A — No. 18 Senegal and No. 8 Netherlands — both showed good intent but lacked a ruthless edge in attack during a lively first half of an encounter which many expect to determine the likely group winner. 

Each team are missing their leading scorers – Senegal their captain and talisman Sadio Mane, the Netherlands Memphis Depay – and their absence was highlighted in a goalless opening 45 minutes.

The Dutch, who missed out on qualifying for the last World Cup, had the best chances, Frenkie De Jong opting to cross instead of shoot when well placed before Daley Blind headed over a Cody Gakpo cross.

De Jong also took an extra touch when presented with another shooting chance before Vincent Janssen fired narrowly over from the edge of the area. 

Senegal, who failed to get out of their group in 2018, also had their moments, Ismaila Sarr whipping in a curling effort which Virgil Van Dijk diverted over.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights for Senegal vs. Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for complete results from the Group A match in Qatar.

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Senegal vs Netherlands score

  1H 2H Final
Senegal 0 0
Netherlands 0 0



Senegal (4-3-3, right to left): 1-E. Mendy (GK) — 21-Sabaly, 12-Pape Cisse, 3-Koulibaly, 4-A. Diallo — 8-Kouyate, 6-N. Mendy, 5-Gueye — 15-Diatta, 21-Dia, 18-Sarr

Netherlands (3-5-2, right to left): 23-Noppert (GK) — 3-Le Ligt, 4-Van Dijk, 5-Ake — 22-Dumfries, 11-Berghuis, 21-F. De Jong, 17-Blind — 8-Gakpo — 18-Janssen, 7-Bergwijn

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Senegal vs Netherlands live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup

60th minute: As Senegal’s Abdou Diallo receives some treatment, it looks like the Netherlands are readying Memphis Depay for action. 

58th minute: The game has gone a little stale but Senegal spring into life, a ball in from the left reaching Krepin Diatta at the far post, but the striker is always stretching and can’t divert it goalwards.

53rd minute: Another Netherlands corner, and this is a chance! But Virgil Van Dijk heads it over. The Liverpool defender would have expected to do better than that. 

50th minute: A burst of pace from Cody Gakpo earns the Netherlands a corner, but Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy gathers it comfortably.

48th minute: The Dutch didn’t qualify for the last World Cup but they arrived at this one in confident mood. Coach Louis van Gaal, who led them to the semi-finals and a third-place finish in 2014, openly stated his belief that they have a “great chance of becoming world champions” in Qatar. They’ve not quite looked like justifying that status so far… 

46th minute: The players are back out at the Al Thumana Stadium and we’ll go again…

HALF-TIME: Senegal 0-0 Netherlands

45th min: Netherlands on the counter after clearing a Senegal corner, but the final pass is just too long for Steven Bergwijn. We’ll have two minutes of added time at the end of this first half.

41st min: Senegal with a chance to create something from a free-kick to the left of the penalty area, but Idrissa Gueye’s delivery doesn’t beat the first defender. Poor from the Everton man. 

39th min: Lovely move from the Dutch after Frenkie De Jong brings the ball out from the back. It comes to Vincent Janssen on the edge of the area, but his left-footed snap-shot flies narrowly over. 

33rd min: Straight back up the other end, and Youssouf Sabaly drills in a right-foot effort from distance but that’s not troubling Andries Noppert, making his debut in the Netherlands goal.

32nd min: The Netherlands with a free-kick in a good position on the right of the area, 30 yards out. Cody Gakpo swings it in with his right foot, but Senegal clear that one with ease.

28th min: This time it’s Senegal with another sight at goal, but Idrissa Gueye drags his shot well wide. Both sides looking vulnerable at the back, but we’re still goalless as we reach the half-hour mark.

26th min: Corner to the Netherlands at the other end. Virgil Van Dijk rises highest but can only direct his header wide of the target.

24th min: Close! Great bit of skill from Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, who drops his shoulder on the left of the box and whips in a curling effort which looks to be heading in before Virgil Van Dijk heads it over for a corner.

19th min: Another opportunity for the Dutch! Frenkie De Jong finds himself in space in the Senegal area and transfers the ball onto his right foot to shoot, but a defender nips in to clear.  

16th min: The Netherlands produce a flowing move down the right but Senegal manage to clear the danger. But straight away Cody Gakpo swings in a dangerous cross to the far post where Daley Blind gets above Youssouf Sabaly but his header drifts wide of the post. 

9th min: End to end stuff as next it’s Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate who tries his luck at goal, but the Nottingham Forest midfielder’s left-foot effort drifts harmlessly over.

7th min: A good ball is whipped into the Netherlands box which just eludes the outstretched leg of Senegal’s Pape Abou Cisse. Bright start this from the African champions. 

5th min: It’s an open start here with both teams showing good attacking intent in these opening exchanges. Promising for the Dutch as Cody Gakpo find himself in a good position but he takes an extra touch and the chance is gone. 

1st min: Nervous start from the Netherlands! Virgil Van Dijk loses possession in the Dutch half, Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr cuts the ball in from the left and Boulaye Dia gets a shot off that Frenkie De Jong deflects for a corner.

1 min from kickoff: The two captains are shaking hands in the centre circle, and we’re about to get underway. It’s the Netherlands to kick off…let’s go!

5 mins from kickoff: It’s time for the anthems at the Al Thumama stadium. We’ll start with Senegal and ‘The Red Lion’, followed by the Netherlands’ ‘Wilhelmus’…

7 mins from kickoff: If Senegal are without Mane, the Netherlands are also weakened by the absence of Memphis Depay, far and away the most prolific striker in their squad with 42 goals from 82 caps.  

No other member of the squad is into double figures – Davy Klaasen is the next highest on nine – but Vincent Janssen, who starts today, has a reasonable record with seven goals in 20 caps to date.

Look out too for PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old is reportedly being watched by most of Europe’s major clubs, so a decent World Cup could put a move firmly on the radar.

10 mins from kickoff: Senegal’s hopes of matching their feat of 2002, when they stunned holders France and reached the last eight on their first appearance at the finals, were dealt a major blow last week when Sadio Mane, who finished second in this year’s Ballon D’Or vote, was ruled out with a knee injury which required surgery. 

In the absence of the former Liverpool star, the likes of Boulaye Dia, who is on loan with Salernitana in Italy’s Serie A, and Watford striker Ismaila Sarr will be expected to shoulder the goalscoring burden.

But even without Mane, Senegal have plenty of top-level talent in their ranks. Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly captains a side also featuring clubmate and goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy, while the midfield includes Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, the most capped player in the Lions squad with 95, Leicester City’s Nampalys Mendy and Cheikhou Kouyate of Nottingham Forest.

20 mins from kickoff: The Dutch fans are always a colourful presence and after missing out on the last World Cup, it’s no surprise to find the oranje in full effect once more in Qatar.

30 mins from kickoff: This is the first of eight games to be staged at the Al Thumana Stadium – a 40,000-seater arena close to the Hamad International Airport on the southern side of Doha. Its circular design and white exterior was apparently inspired by the ghafiya hat, a traditional woven cap worn by men and boys across the Middle East. The stadium will also host a last-16 match and a quarter-final.

45 mins from kickoff: And now we have the Senegal team too.

With talisman and top scorer Sadio Mane ruled out after undergoing knee surgery, Watford striker Ismaila Sarr joins Boulaye Dia – on loan with Salernitana in Italy’s Serie A – and Monaco’s Krepin Diatta in a front three for the African champions. 

Senegal lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Edouard Mendy (GK) — 21-Youssouf Sabaly, 12-Pape Abou Cisse, 3-Kalidou Koulibaly, 4-Abdou Diallo — 8-Cheikhou Kouyate, 6-Nampalys Mendy, 5-Idrissa Gana Gueye — 15-Krepin Diatta, 21-Boulaye Dia, 18-Ismaila Sarr

50mins from kickoff: As we await confirmation of the Senegal team, supporters of the Indomitable Lions are already making their presence felt at the Al Thumana Stadium.

60mins from kickoff:  The Netherlands team is out! 

Confirmation that SC Heerenveen goalkeeper Andries Noppert will make his Netherlands debut against Senegal ahead of Justin Bijlow and Remko Pasvee.

With leading scorer Memphis Depay still working his way back to fitness, Vincent Janssen starts up front alongside Steven Bergwijn, with Cody Gakpo playing just behind them.

Netherlands lineup (3-5-2, right to left): 23-Andries Noppert (GK) — 3-Matthijs De Ligt, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 5-Nathan Ake — 22-Denzel Dumfries, 11-Steven Berghuis, 21-Frenkie De Jong, 17-Daley Blind — 8-Cody Gakpo — 18-Vincent Janssen, 7-Steven Bergwijn

80 mins from kickoff: We should have some teams for you fairly shortly, but here are a few clues possibly about who will be donning the Senegal shirts today. 

1 hr 40 mins from kickoff:  Bit of an update from earlier today in case you missed it on the armband controversy that was bubbling up on the eve of the tournament. The Netherlands soccer federation is the leader of the “One Love” anti-discrimination movement, with the captains of eight countries competing in Qatar planning to wear armbands with a multi-coloured heart-shaped logo as a protest against some of the host country’s laws and human rights record.

But that plan has been scrapped at the 11th hour, over fears that players could be fined by FIFA, or even shown a yellow card for doing so. You can read more about that decision via this link:

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2 hrs from kickoff: HOTSHOT MEMPHIS!!

Dutch star Memphis Depay netted 12 goals in UEFA World Cup qualifying – only matched by Harry Kane in Europe – can the Barcelona star carry that form into Qatar?

2 hrs 35 mins from kickoff: Are the Netherlands hinting at a late call up for the 2022 World Cup?

3 hrs 15 mins from kickoff: The excitement is continuing to build ahead of KO in Al Thumama with fans ready for kick off in just over three hours time.

3 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: Despite missing their talismanic forward Mane, the Senegal squad were in party mood in their pre-tournament media duties, as the Lions of Teranga aim to build on their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations success.

4 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: Sadio Mane shared a pre-match message in which he revealed he went under the knife in midweek, but that “I’m sure that the Lions are going to transcend and will face every match like a final … I’m convinced that my teammates are going to battle as one as they usually do in order to honor our dear Senegal.”

5 hrs from kickoff: The headline of Monday’s Sportwereld in the Netherlands is “Let’s go!” with the subhead noting just how many days it’s been since the Dutch last played a World Cup game — 3,054 :

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Senegal vs Netherlands lineups, team news

With AC Milan left-back Fode Ballo-Toure reportedly skipping training on the eve of the match with unspecified discomfort and  Monaco left-back Ismail Jakobs no longer on the roster due to an ‘administrative issue’, RB Leipzig center-back Abdou Diallo starts on the left side of the Senegal defence.

Watford striker Ismaila Sarr joins Boulaye Dia and Krepin Diatta in a front a three for the African champions, in the absence of injured talisman Sadio Mane.

Senegal confirmed lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Edouard Mendy (GK) — 21-Youssouf Sabaly, 12-Pape Abou Cisse, 3-Kalidou Koulibaly, 4-Abdou Diallo — 8-Cheikhou Kouyate, 6-Nampalys Mendy, 5-Idrissa Gana Gueye — 15-Krepin Diatta, 21-Boulaye Dia, 18-Ismaila Sarr

SC Heerenveen goalkeeper Andries Noppert will make his Netherlands debut against Senegal ahead of Justin Bijlow and Remko Pasveer.

With Memphis Depay still working his way back to full fitness, Vincent Janssen takes one of the two forward roles with Cody Gakpo playing in an advanced midfield role just behind the front two.

Netherlands confirmed lineup (3-5-2, right to left): 23-Andries Noppert (GK) — 3-Matthijs De Ligt, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 5-Nathan Ake — 22-Denzel Dumfries, 11-Steven Berghuis, 21-Frenkie De Jong, 17-Daley Blind — 8-Cody Gakpo — 18-Vincent Janssen, 7-Steven Bergwijn

Senegal vs. Netherlands live stream, TV channel

Senegal are the defending African champions and they’re expected to be one of the top African teams at the World Cup. They will face a stern test in the form of the resurgent Dutch.

Here’s how you can watch all the action in the major global territories.

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
USA Monday, Nov. 21 11:00 ET FOX, Telemundo fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Peacock 
Canada Monday, Nov. 21 11:00 EST TSN TSN app
UK Monday, Nov. 21 16:00 GMT ITV, STV ITVX, STV Player
Australia Tuesday, Nov. 22 03:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Monday, Nov. 21 21:30 IST Sports18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Tuesday, Nov. 22 00:00 HKT Now TV Now TV
Malaysia Tuesday, Nov. 22 00:00 MYT Astro Astro Go
Singapore Tuesday, Nov. 22 00:00 SGT

MeWatch, Singtel, StarHub
New Zealand Tuesday, Nov. 22 05:00 NZDT Sky Sport Sky Go

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