Qatar wrote a shameful record being the weakest host in history
Although the Netherlands ranked first in Group A before the battle with Qatar, they still have no reservations to ensure that they will qualify with the best ranking in the group. Looking at the game, the Dutch team had 63% ball possession and effective gameplay, they looked to the young players Cody Gakpo and Frenkie de Jong to score a goal each, and did not allow Qatar to cross the threshold, defeating the host 2-0. The Dutch received the victory and advanced to the next round of competition.
Before the game, the international gaming agency made a handicap, optimistic that the Netherlands can win with more than two goals. In addition, experts analyzed that in order to avoid England, which may win first place in Group B, the Netherlands must go all out to win and not fall into the second group. After the game kicked off, the Netherlands continued to launch an offense, creating 10-shot opportunities in the first half alone. In the 26th minute, Cody Gakpo took the lead in kicking the ball into the net, and it was also his third consecutive game for the Dutch team. The game entered the second half, and the Netherlands did not let up. Frenkie de Jong scored again in the 50th minute and maintained the lead until the end.
Qatar, which lost 1-3 to Senegal in the previous game, became the first country to be eliminated in this World Cup. It is also the first host country to be eliminated early since the World Cup was held. Qatar, which finally swallowed a three-game losing streak, wrote another infamous record, becoming the first host country in the World Cup to end in a complete defeat in the group stage.