Qatar fans refuse to host the World Cup and face an early exit from the group stage

The home side abandoned their party early and were the quickest to leave the competition after a 3-1 defeat, with supporters turning their backs and heading for the exit.

The difference between the “extreme” Qatari fans at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is almost over as fans stream for the exits to the sound of Senegalese drums.

The hosts are expected to be the quickest exiting host nation after a 3-1 defeat, with supporters turning their backs on their side early on.

Qatar were 1-0 down early in the second half and some fans were not in their seats, and then Senegal‘s Bamba Dieng put his team up 3-1 with six minutes remaining, which caught the attention of several fans. turn around and leave.

To the constant drumbeat of the African champions‘ fans, Qatar’s players could hardly lay a glove on their opponents for much of the match at the Al Thumama Stadium, with Aliou Cisse’s side too smart and too experienced for simple tactics. of hosts.

Felix Sánchez’s men improved as the game progressed and, after a brief spell of pressure just after the hour mark, were completely drowned out by the roar of the Senegalese supporters as the striker headed home Mohamed Muntari‘s goal to equalise. Their deficit is 2-1.

Qatar fans during the first half against Senegal

There were jubilant celebrations across the pitch as Qatar celebrated their first goal of the World Cup, but Dieng’s strike soon took the game away from them.

Indeed, many seats were empty just before kick-off as Qatar looked to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Ecuador on the opening night of the World Cup.

That game saw many supporters leave early and manager Felix Sanchez refused to broach the subject when he faced the media on the eve of the Senegal clash.

Midfielder Ismael Mohammad appeared to be addressing that theme when he made a special effort to urge fans to get behind the team at Thursday’s press conference.

“I think the team needs more fans now than ever,” Mohammad said. “We want to perform and make everyone proud.”

There seemed to be a lack of urgency from the fans just before kick-off, as the ground took a long time to fill and many empty seats were observed.

Qatar fans after half time against Senegal

The official attendance for the match was eventually announced at 41,797, but that number did not turn up at the start of the second half, with several fans from the Qatari “ultras” behind the goal not returning and missing Senegal’s second goal. Written by Famara Diedhiou.

The rest of the crowd cheered, chanted and drummed, and as Qatar came forward, Mohammad himself came closest to scoring, his close-range shot well saved by Senegalese keeper Edouard giving Qatar the much-anticipated goal. Mehndi.

The Qatari fans were in good spirits before the match

They conceded two half-time goals, even though they had already pulled away from the hosts at that point.

Senegalese striker Boulaye Dia set fire to the area after a mistake by centre-back Boulem Houki before his strike partner Diedhou found the back of the net.

The stadium came alive for Muntari’s historic goal, but it turned out to be anything but a relief.

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