Qatar 2022: Netherlands and Senegal progress to round of 16
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Netherlands and Senegal are the latest two sides to progress to the World Cup round of 16 after the final games in group A were completed.

Goals from Cody Gakpo and Frenkie De Jong saw Netherlands progress as group-winners with a 2-0 victory over Qatar, while Chelsea star Kalidou Koulibaly struck the winner for Senegal that sees them advances as runners-up ahead of Ecuador.

The result meant Netherlands and Senegal progressed while Ecuador and Qatar crashed out of the tournament. Qatar also set a bad record for themselves as one of the worst host nations in recent history.

What the win means and potential round of 16 opponents

The fates of Group A and B are intertwined with the top two teams set to take on each other in the knockout stages.

With Group A already sorted, it remains rather tricky in Group B. Following England's draw with the USA and Iran's win over Wales in matchday two, all four teams can still qualify from the group stages.

However, England would have to lose 4-0 to Wales, with one of Iran or USA winning their game to not make it into the round of 16.

The 6-2 thrashing of Iran places Gareth Southgate's side in a great position to qualify top which would mean they meet Group A's runners up Senegal on Sunday, December 4.

However, defeat to Wales with Iran or USA winning would see England take on Group A winners, the Netherlands on Saturday, December 3.

Senegal and the Netherlands join France, Portugal and Brazil as the nations who have confirmed their qualification from the group stages, while the remaining 11 spots will be decided over the coming days before the last-16 ties commence from Saturday, December 3.

African side progresses

Senegal have officially become the first African side to progress to the round of 16 and will now be looking to cause upsets at this stage of the competition and perhaps break the hoodoo of an African side not going past the quarter-finals.

They have shown they are no pushovers and whoever they face will have to put up a strong showing against the reigning African champions.

England vs Wales kicks off at 7pm (UK time) with the other Group B fixture of Iran against the USA also set to get underway at the same time on Tuesday evening. H