Qatar vs Senegal live stream and match preview, Friday 25 November, 1pm GMT
Qatar vs Senegal live stream and match preview
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Ecuador took up the mantle of party poopers on opening night, as they beat Qatar 2-0. The hosts were poor in all departments and could easily have lost by a wider margin.
Senegal were much more competitive against the Netherlands but suffered a defeat by the same scoreline, with Louis van Gaal’s side scoring two late goals.
Both teams are therefore under pressure to win this match on Monday, which should make for an enjoyable encounter.
Kick-off is at 1pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab) wherever you are.
Sadio Mane was forced to withdraw from the Senegal squad (opens in new tab) on the eve of the tournament, robbing the African champions of their best player.
Abdou Diallo has been passed fit to feature but Cheikhou Kouyate will not feature.
The Qatar squad (opens in new tab) contains plenty of experience but the hosts struggled to handle the occasion on opening night.
Felix Sanchez may look to ring the changes after the defeat by Ecuador, but he has no injury problems to deal with.
Qatar were outclassed by Ecuador last time out, and Sanchez will be disappointed that the Asian champions did not give a true account of themselves.
Senegal held their own against the Dutch but will need to be more efficient in the final third on Friday.
Antonio Mateu Lahoz of Spain will be the referee for Qatar vs Senegal. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here (opens in new tab).
Qatar vs Senegal will be played at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. Take a look at all of the World Cup 2022 stadiums (opens in new tab) and see how it ranks.
Players to watch / key battles
Akram Afif is Qatar’s best player but the hosts will need to find a way to feed him the ball higher up the pitch. The 26-year-old dropped too deep to be effective against Ecuador.
Ismaila Sarr was Senegal’s brightest performer last time out, so his speed and trickery will be key to their approach here.
Read more about the full Qatar and Senegal full World Cup 2022 squads (opens in new tab).
Group A table
Kick-off and channel
Qatar vs Senegal kick-off is at 1pm GMT on Friday 25 November in the UK. The game is free to watch on ITV 1 and ITV Hub.
In the US, kick-off time is 8am ET / 5am PT. The match will be shown on FOX/FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
If you’re out of the country for the World Cup 2022, then you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t’internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the World Cup 2022, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
International World Cup 2022 TV rights
All of the games in the UK are either on the BBC or ITV.
Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services such Sling and FuboTV to get the Fox channels. You can also watch the games on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN is showing every game. You can subscribe for direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in new tab) ($19.99/mon or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the World Cup 2022 is entirely free to air. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream it online too with SBS On Demand.
Paid provider Sky Sports are the World Cup 2022 rights holders in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription of pick up a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.