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Netherlands 2-0 Qatar: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Netherlands and Qatar played out their final World Cup group game on Tuesday.


After picking up four points from their first two games, the Netherlands only needed a draw to ensure they finished top of their group.

Qatar, meanwhile, were already out having lost their opening two group matches.

Netherlands were heavy favourites to pick up a win, and when all was said and done, the Dutch side came away with a comfortable win.

It was a slow start for the Netherlands, but they opened the scoring 26 minutes in after Cody Gakpo’s side-footed effort from the edge of the box nestled into the bottom corner.

Netherlands made it 2-0 minutes into the second half. Klaassen’s cross took a deflection before falling to Depay. His effort was saved but the deflection allowed Frenkie de Jong to stab in unmarked.

Qatar showed a bit more attacking threat following the second goal but lacked the creativity to create much. They then brought on Mohammed Muntari, the only man to score a World Cup goal for their country.

Netherlands made some changes of their own and Steven Berghuis scored shortly after coming on but it was ruled out for handball.

Netherlands player ratings

  • Andries Noppert (6)
  • Jurriën Timber (6.5)
  • Virgil van Dijk (6.5)
  • Nathan Aké (6.5)
  • Denzel Dumfries (6.5)
  • Daley Blind (6)
  • Martin de Roon (6.5)
  • Frenkie de Jong (7)
  • Davy Klaassen (7)
  • Cody Gakpo (7)
  • Memphis Depay (6.5)

Substitutes

  • Steven Berghuis (5.5)
  • Vincent Janssen (5.5)
  • Teun Koopmeiners (N/A)
  • Wout Weghorst (N/A)
  • Kenneth Taylor (N/A)

Qatar player ratings

  • Meshaal Barsham (5)
  • Ismail Mohamad (4)
  • Pedro Miguel (4)
  • Boualem Khoukhi (4.5)
  • Abdelkarim Hassan (5)
  • Homam Ahmed (5)
  • Assim Madibo (4.5)
  • Hassan Al-Haydos (5)
  • Abdulaziz Hatem (5)
  • Almoez Ali (4)
  • Akram Afif (4)

Substitutes

  • Mohammed Muntari (4)
  • Karim Boudiaf (4)
  • Ali Assadalla (4)
  • Ahmed Alaaeldin (N/A)
  • Musab Kheder (N/A)

Match reaction


Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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