That FIFA World Cup 2022 continues with more Group A action on FOX on Friday as the Netherlands take on Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar and we’ve got you covered from start to finish!
Earlier, Iran struck from a late capital Wales red card and scored two goals in added time en route to a 2-0 win and three points in Group B Senegal earned a 3-1 win Qatar and three points in Group A.
If Ecuador loses on Friday, Qatar will become the first team eliminated from the World Cup. Ecuador are without a win against European sides in their last four World Cup games and have scored just once in those four games.
You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports Family of Networks – the tournament’s official English language broadcast partner in the US – and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also Stream full game replays for free on Tubi.
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Netherlands vs Ecuador
Dutch striker Cody Gakpo wasted no time De Oranjes on the black board. In fact, it was the fastest goal of the tournament so far, lasting just five minutes and four seconds.
The Dutch are aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the group stage at the World Cup to 15 games. They are unbeaten in eight consecutive World Cup matches against South American teams.
Dutchman Cody Gakpo scores a goal against Ecuador in 6 minutes
Cody Gakpo scores a goal in the 6′ against Ecuador at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
Ecuador’s Enner Valencia, who scored the first two goals of the World Cup as Ecuador beat Qatar in the tournament’s opening game, had a great shot on goal but couldn’t follow up.
Dutch goalkeeper Andries Noppert made the crucial save to keep the Dutch in the lead.
45’+3′: What could have been
Ecuador’s Pervis Estupiñán looked to level the game just before half-time, but the goal was annulled after a VAR check. It was a one-point game until the break.
Pervis Estupiñan’s game-winning goal was ruled out for offside
Ecuador’s Pervis Estupiñan’s first-half goal is overturned by VAR in added time.
49′: Ecuador equalize
Valencia bounced back in the second half and made it all clear with that smooth goal that left the Dutch stunned.
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